The Stereotypes of Widow in American Society as Revealed in the Film ‘An Unfinished Life’

Saidatun Nafisah, 2250404559 (2011) The Stereotypes of Widow in American Society as Revealed in the Film ‘An Unfinished Life’. Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Nafisah, Saidatun. 2010. The Stereotypes of Widow in American Society as Revealed in the Film ‘An Unfinished Life’. Final Project, English Department. Languages and Arts Faculty, Semarang State University. Advisors: Dra. Indrawati, M.Hum. and Frimadhona Syafri, S.S., M.Hum. Keywords: stereotypes, widow, American society, An Unfinished Life This study is entitled The Stereotypes of Widow in American Society as Revealed in the Film ‘An Unfinished Life’. It is a literary study which examines two problems. The first problem focused on the finding of how stereotypes of the widow character are shown in the film. The stereotypes are viewed based on the social and cultural background of the film that is American society. The second problem is to find the ways to overcome the stereotypes. The objectives of this study are to describe the stereotypes of widows in American society as revealed in the film and to describe the ways of overcoming the stereotypes of widow drawn in the film. This study used sociological approach and some theories and references of widowhood to analyze the research problems. This study is a descriptive qualitative study which is a kind of study method towards a problem that has not designed by a statistical procedure, but concerned with classification or description. The data were collected from the film by using some procedures such as watching the film, identifying, inventorying, classifying, selecting, and reporting. For analyzing the data, I used some steps. They were exposing, explaining, interpreting, and the last was drawing the conclusion. Based on the data analysis, this study showed that the stereotypes of widow as a single person commonly associated to be isolated, restricted, and dependent persons. The film presented the stereotypes by showing the problematic life faced by the widow character. The widow experienced being isolated, restricted, and dependent. Otherwise, the film provided the ways to overcome the stereotypes. The character tried to decrease the depressive feeling, get job, develop new strength, and to be more patient. By overcoming the problems, the widow can survive herself and her family to keep on living their life

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: stereotypes, widow, American society, An Unfinished Life
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Sastra Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: ragil setiawan fisika
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2011 06:43
    Last Modified: 20 Nov 2011 06:43

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