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AN ANALYSIS OF WALT KOWALSKI’S CULTURAL SHOCKS IN "GRAN TORINO" MOVIE

PRATIWI, PUTRI MARTYA CANDRA (2011) AN ANALYSIS OF WALT KOWALSKI’S CULTURAL SHOCKS IN "GRAN TORINO" MOVIE. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Culture shock is a set of emotional reactions in entering new culture and environment which are different from the own culture without enough preparations. Nowadays the phenomena of culture shock can be found not only in the real life by people experiences but also in some literary works such as short story, novel, and movie. Some movies contain various cultures that caused culture shock. Based on the reasons, culture shock movies are interesting to be analyzed. This study focused on the Walt Kowalski’s culture shocks found in Gran Torino movie which released in 2008. There were three statements of the problems, namely; 1) What are the cultural shocks faced by Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino movie?, 2) How did Walt Kowalski solve his cultural shocks in Gran Torino movie?, 3) what are the possible factors contributed to the cultural shocks faced by Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino movie?. This research used descriptive qualitative because there was no treatment as an experimental research and the data is in the form of word just attempted to present the information concerning with Walt Kowalski’s cultural shocks found in Gran Torino movie. Moreover, objective approach was employed because the thesis writer did not have to analyze the background of the author in creating the character of this movie. Based on the data analysis it was found that Walt Kowalski’s cultural shocks were related to values, customs, manners, beliefs, and language. The first was values; Hmong people gave some gifts such as flowers, foods, vegetables, and also fruit to someone who saved Hmong people. The second was customs of society; Hmong people who made a mistake to someone else must make amends by working for people in few days. Besides, Hmong people considered gardening as a women job. The third was manners, Hmong people considered that staring at someone’s eyes is impolite. The fourth was beliefs, Hmong believed that soul is in a head so do not touch Hmong’s head, Khor Kue or shaman is a spiritual healer, and they also believed in sacrifice animals. The fifth was about language, Hmong people felt comfortable when they speak in Hmong language. The ways he solved his cultural shocks were by learning about Hmong culture and being an open minded man. The possible factors contributed to Walt Kowalski’s cultural shocks were: internal factors in three components include affective, behavioral, and cognitive; and external factors were social rules, rules of behaviors, Hmong traditional foods, and language. So, people who entered new environment and culture have to prepare for cultural shock.

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: 30 May 2016 02:15
Last Modified: 30 May 2016 02:15
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/30955

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