The unity in David Storey's a prodigal child

Hidayat, Sari Rachmah (2008) The unity in David Storey's a prodigal child. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Abstract

The effects of events or conflicts in a story can produce other events or conflicts to occur. Aristotle identifies this effect with unity. In this case, the writer finds conflicts in DaviD Storey`s A Prodigal Child in two married couples, the Corrigans and the Morleys and focuses on the conflicts between Mr.Morley and his wife, Sarah Morley. The purpose of this research are: (1) to know the background of Mr. Morley`s drinking in A Prodigal Child (2) to know know the effects of Mr. Morley's drinking on plot in A Prodigal Child. The method in this research is structuralism analysis. This analysis is done by studying novel by supporting some data have been collected from the novel and other sources of data such as books on theory and internet. The novel from chapter I-III tells about Mr.Morley's pleasure of drinking and Sarah Morley's pleasure of doing household affairs.In this case, the writer focuses on Mr.Morley's drinking. Mr. Morley's pleasures of drinking produces other events. This research produce some results and these results show that Mr.Morley's pleasure of drinking is identified through technique of repeating. This technique is performed on Mr.Morley's dialogues to other character. In this case, Mr.Morley's pleasure causes external conflict between him and his wife to occur. This external conflict refers to Sarah Morleyâ's act to live the house. Sarah Morleyâ's leaving causes Mr. Morleyâ's personal change and this personal change refers to his decision to stop drinking. Apparently, this decision causes his internal conflict to occur. This internal conflict is indicated by his inconsistency in his decision to stop drinking. Finally, the research shows that the Mr. Morleyâ's pleasure is revealed by his dialogue with other character. Besides, the research also reveals unity. Unity consists of beginning, middle, and end. In this case, the unity is showed by the presence of the events for the Mr.Morleyâ's drinking. As for Mr.Morleyâ's personal change, it suggests a characterâ's disposition that is revealed a good and bad forms. Besides, Mr. Morleyâ's personal change also suggests its role to produce a plot.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: unity; prodigal;
Subjects: English Literatures
English Fiction
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Users 38 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 09:12
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 02:43
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/207

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