ADAPTATION AS THE EXERTION TO ACHIEVE A GOAL AS REVEALED IN LAUREN WEISBERGER’S THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

Agil Indarto , 2250404032 (2009) ADAPTATION AS THE EXERTION TO ACHIEVE A GOAL AS REVEALED IN LAUREN WEISBERGER’S THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    Adaptive attitude is a type of attitude that is used to adjust to another type of attitude or situation. This attitude control people’s behavior to motivate themselves or others. The object of this study is a film entitled The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. This study focuses on the adaptation as the exertion of the main character to achieve her life goal. In this research, the writer wants to achieve some objectives of the study. The first objective is the writer wants to explain the demands of Andrea’s new workplace toward her. Secondly, by analyzing The Devil Wears Prada, the writer wants to describe how Andrea adapts to her new workplace as her exertion to achieve her goal and the last objective is the writer wants to describe what adaptation type of Andrea revealed in the movie. The writer used a descriptive qualitative research as a method of this study since the data were in the form of written words and they were descriptively analyzed. There were several steps in analyzing adaptation of Andrea Sachs as her exertion to achieve her goal of life in the film. First of all, the film was watched repeatedly and read the script to get a better understanding of the story. Secondly, I listed the data that are related to the topic and then categorized them into the demands of Andrea’s new workplace, how does Andrea adapt to her new workplace as the exertion to achieve her life goal and what type of adaptation of Andrea revealed in the movie. The next step was interpreting the data according to the theory related to the topic in order to clarify and analyze the attitude. Finally, from the analysis, the writer finds out that Andrea is a young woman who has strong motivation and she never gives up to reach what she wants. She can adapt to her new workplace easily even it is very different with her personality. She is able to accept all the differences and take them as spirit to make her goal of life come true. After the writer has finished the analysis, the writer found that ritualism is kind of adaptation which revealed through Andrea’s behavior. By studying and analyzing Lauren Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada, the writer suggests that the readers can get more knowledge and understanding about adaptation, since its function as a power to achieve a goal of life. For those who intend to discuss more about adaptation, this study is expected to be one of the references in supporting their researches. Therefore, they are supposed to present a better description about adaptation or other broader aspects of it.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Sastra Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: dwi perpus unnes
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011 00:45
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2015 00:06

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