Samurai’s spirit of The Imperial Japanese Military as Reflected In Eastwood Film “Letters from Iwo Jima”.

Bayu Happy Hapsoro , 2250405509 (2009) Samurai’s spirit of The Imperial Japanese Military as Reflected In Eastwood Film “Letters from Iwo Jima”. Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    This final project is about samurai’s ethic code of the Imperial Japanese Military entitled Letters from Iwo Jima. The aims of the study are to prove that samurai’s ethic code or bushido really occurs in the movie, to identify the soldiers’ efforts to apply samurai’s ethic code in the movie, and to find out the impacts of samurai’s ethic code on the soldiers in the battlefield. This research is descriptive qualitative. The sources of the data in this study are the script and the video. The data taken from the script are in the forms of phrases, sentences, dialogues, explicit sentences, and hidden meanings. While from the video the data were in the forms of mimic, music, gestures, locations, soundtrack, and pictures. The data were collected by means of preparing a table, reading, identifying, inventorizing data from both script and video, classifying, reducing, selecting, and reporting them into appendices. In analyzing question number one, the data in Appendix E1 were exposed and after that; tabling, explaining, and then the answer of the question was derived. Question number two was analyzed by exposing the data in Appendix E2, explaining, interpreting, and finally comparing them with the samurai’s tenets which are available in Chapter Two, and taking inference to answer the question. To answer question number three, the data in Appendix E3 were exposed, explained, and compared with the bushido tenets. From the data analysis the writer may conclude that 1) samurai’s ethic code on the soldiers really exists in Letter from Iwo Jima; 2) the forms of the soldiers’ effort to apply the samurai’s ethic code that can be noticed in the forms of loyalty, wisdom, benevolence, honesty, courage, and honour; 3) samurai’s ethic code has some impacts toward the soldiers in the battlefield such as loyalty toward the Emperor and country, courage while facing the enemies, disobedience toward the field commander, disloyalty toward the motherland, dispute against the senior officer, cowardice for being scared to face a reality, and the last dishonour by trying to surrender to the enemy. From the conclusion, it is suggested that we have to try to learn from the samurai’s way of life which stressed a strong loyalty.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Sastra Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: budi santoso perpustakaan
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2011 23:05
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2015 00:20

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