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AN ANALYSIS ON AKEELAH’S STRUGGLE TO GET SUCCESS IN DOUG ATCHISON’S “AKEELAH AND THE BEE” FILM

WARDHANI, DIAH MUSTIKA (2012) AN ANALYSIS ON AKEELAH’S STRUGGLE TO GET SUCCESS IN DOUG ATCHISON’S “AKEELAH AND THE BEE” FILM. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

There are some literary works which can be elaborated into deep analysis. They are novel, short story, poetry, and drama. Drama is one of the literary works which contains dialogues presented by the actors or actresses on the stage in front of the audience. Film is the development of dramas. The people can get many benefits from film. AkeelahÂ’s struggle to get success is interesting to analyze because everyone has to struggle to overcome every obstacle in the way to success. The objectives of this study were: (1) describing AkeelahÂ’s struggle to get success, (2) explaining the causes of AkeelahÂ’s struggle to get success, (3) digging out the way used by Akeelah to struggle to get success. This study used descriptive qualitative design because this study tries to analyze the film descriptively with the emphasis on the struggle to get success of the main character. In analyzing this film as an object of the study, the writer used objective approach. The data were collected by watching Akeelah and the Bee film. Then, the data were analyzed based on the classification that refers to the struggle to get success on the main character (Akeelah). After analyzing the data, it was found AkeelahÂ’s struggle was successful to become a winner in spelling champion. The causes of AkeelahÂ’s struggle to get success were Akeelah had desire to make her father, who has passed away, proud of her, Akeelah wanted to make her school famous, and Akeelah needed to show her ability to her friends in order not being underestimated. The ways used by Akeelah to struggle to get success were: 1) the first step, Akeelah had to follow Crenshaw inaugural spelling bee. The ways used by Akeelah were studied and trained how to spell the words by herself 2) the second step, Akeelah had to follow L.A district school spelling bee. The ways used were she got the support from her brother, Devon, she trained by herself, and she saw the recording of previous spelling bee. 3) The third step, Akeelah followed the Southern California regional finals spelling bee. The ways used by Akeelah were she went alone to Woodland Hills, she was trained by her coach, Dr. Larabee, and she also got motivation from Dr. Larabee. 4) The last step, Akeelah had to follow national spelling bee/ final bee in Washington DC. The ways used were she got the support from her mother and she trained 5000 words helped by the people at her neighborhood.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Mrs Ruli Alfi
Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 01:29
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 01:29
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/30837

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