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AN ANALYSIS OF ERIN GRUWELL'S MOTIVATION TO BUILD STUDENTS' CHARACTERISTICS WITH DIFFERENT RACES IN RICHARD LAGRAVENESE'S FILM "FREEDOM WRITER"

Islamiah, Suhaibatul (2016) AN ANALYSIS OF ERIN GRUWELL'S MOTIVATION TO BUILD STUDENTS' CHARACTERISTICS WITH DIFFERENT RACES IN RICHARD LAGRAVENESE'S FILM "FREEDOM WRITER". Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Motivation plays important role in people's live because it causes them to keep certain behavior to reach their goals in their live. It will empower enthusiasm, increase initiatives, and help people to direct their energy to reach their goals. Realizing the importance of motivation, the writer is interested in studying motivation in the film because film includes performing art which may represent the reflection of human life. Therefore, it can be one of media to teach something good and important such as giving motivation. The film studied here is Freedom Writer film because it implies worth lessons which tells about a young teacher who motivates to build students' characteristics with different races. The purposes of the study are to know Erin Gruwell's motivation to build students' characteristics with different races in Richard Lagravenese's film "Freedom Writer", to identify Erin Gruwell's efforts to build students' characteristics with different races in Richard Lagravenese's film "Freedom Writer", and to understand the effects of Erin Gruwell's motivation to build students' characteristics with different races in Richard Lagravenese's film "Freedom Writer". This study used descriptive qualitative design because the data are presented using words. This study used objective as its approach. The results of this study shows that there were four motivations which directed Erin Gruwell to build the students characteristics with Different Races in Richard Lagravenese's Film "Freedom Writer", namely: omitting violence, stopping racism, leading the students for success, and instilling trust and respect. For those motivations, Erin did some efforts by making the students aware that racism should be vanished, making enjoyable learning, giving the students support to struggle for their future, respecting and making the students trust other, financing the students' need voluntarily using her own material, taking the students to the museum of violence victims, and taking the students to meet the famous holocaust victims. Those efforts brought some effects i.e. the students became anti-racism and anti violence, lead to success, trust and respect each other, and Erin became admired by others such as the students, other teachers, and her father. In conclusion, Freedom Writer is a film which taught motivation. It reflected about the strong efforts which had been done by Erin Gruwell to pursue the motivations can bring the good effects.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Adi Husada
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 01:18
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 02:49
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/34474

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