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Utami, Fitria Hari (2013) A STUDY OF PREJUDICE REFLECTED IN THE PAUL HAGGIS’ FILM CRASH. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.


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Prejudice is prejudgment, which means determining something without knowing the proof and it often leads to negative. It may cause certain act toward the group which lead to social conflicts. This matter is often found in the social life. Therefore, it inspires the film makers to take it as the theme of the films. One of them is Crash, directed by Paul Haggis. The objectives of this study were to know the prejudices are reflected in the Paul Haggis’ Crash film, to find out the reasons of the prejudices are reflected in the Paul Haggis’ Crash film, and to describe the effects of prejudice are exposed in the Paul Haggis’ Crash film. The design of this study was descriptive qualitative because the data of this study were not presented in number but in narration using words. Besides, this study deals with human behaviour in social phenomena, in this case is prejudice reflected in the Paul Haggis’ Crash film, the reasons of prejudice contained in the Paul Haggis’ Crash film, and the effects of prejudice exposed in the film. The writer used objective approach because she only studied the content of the film itself. In collecting the data, she watched the Crash film for several times in order to understand the story of the film well, paid attention subtitles which were presented on the screen to examine the dialogues of the characters, identified the dialogue and the action of the film which were categorized into prejudice, and rewrote all of the data which were considered as prejudice reflected in the film. The finding showed that Black Americans’ Prejudice toward White American was that White Americans humiliated Black Americans. White Americans’ Prejudice toward Black American were that Black Americans were carjackers and not skillful. While White Americans’ Prejudices toward Black Americans were because White Americans felt disadvantageous to cope the problem and White Americans disliked to Black Americans. The prejudices between Black Americans and White Americans brought the effects that they became hostile to each other and the occurrence of murder done by a White American toward a Black American. In conclusion, Paul Haggis’ film Crash described negative prejudices which occurred between White and Black Americans. Prejudices which they had were mostly based on dislike feeling each other. So, the prejudices brought negative effects between them. In this film, prejudice caused hostility between White and Black American, and murder.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Adi Husada
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 03:01
Last Modified: 10 May 2016 03:01

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