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MARK WATNEY’S SURVIVAL ON MARS IN THE NOVEL “THE MARTIAN’ BY ANDY WEIR

Prastiti, Chindy Hadi (2019) MARK WATNEY’S SURVIVAL ON MARS IN THE NOVEL “THE MARTIAN’ BY ANDY WEIR. Bachelors Degree (S1) thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

‘The Martian’ is a science fiction novel written by Andy Weir which tells about the struggle of Mark Watney as the main character who a botanist and mechanical engineer, has been left stranded on Mars after the crew of the Ares III mission were forced to evacuate their landing site in Acidalia Planitia due to an intense dust storm with a high wind. Mark Watney’s survival as the topic that will be analyzed because his survival can be taken as the moral value in which we must keep struggling even if we are in a very bad time and no one can help us. This research aims to analyze two research questions; (1) How does Mark Watney’s struggle to survive on mars? (2) How does he overcome his problems during his stay on mars? Qualitative research design was employed in this research because the researcher tried to produce the detail descriptions and information of how the struggles of Mark Watney does to survive on Mars in the novel ‘The Martian’. Qualitative research is the data in the form of written words or sayings of the actors being observed and a scientific method of observation to gather non-numerical data. The findings of the research (1) Mark Watney’s struggle to survive on Mars are finding being resilience, Mark Wantey is a resilient man. He is determined to do something and hard work to survive. Being optimist, Mark Watney the main character always think future oriented and optimist, he sees the good side of his problems as stated in the novel below. Being creative, when started in Mars, Mark Watney are forced to make a stuff useful in the uncommon ways not in the way it was created and Being Funny to Prevent Stress. (2) The way overcomes to solve the problems is a using science. He does the math to solve his problems, he calculates how much calories he needs in order to survive. In order to reach his food needed, he plants potatoes on Mars. In order to create his potato farm, he need a lot of waters. he uses chemicals to make water from rocket fuel.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelors Degree (S1))
Student ID: 201210100311282
Thesis Advisors: Erly Wahyuni (0021076302), Munaz Fauzi Anwar
Keywords: Survival, Struggles
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: 201210100311282
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2019 01:56
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 01:56
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/50322

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