THE PORTRAYAL OF SUSANNA IN WHAT MAISIE KNEW MOVIE A GRADUATING PAPER

PUPUT MAMI SAYEKTI, NIM. 11150034 (2017) THE PORTRAYAL OF SUSANNA IN WHAT MAISIE KNEW MOVIE A GRADUATING PAPER. Skripsi thesis, UIN SUNAN KALIJAGA YOGYAKARTA.

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Abstract

What Maisie Knew is a drama movie contains social issues such as broken family and gender issue. Related to women issue, this movie sets a character of Susanna who plays the role as successful career woman along with her role as a wife and a mother. Susanna is a woman but she is illustrated as dominance among others. It prompts the researcher to analyze the depiction of Susanna. Thus, the aim of this research is to find the meaning of the depiction denotatively and connotatively. In revealing the meaning of the depiction, the researcher uses semiotics theory by Roland Barthes. It explores the meaning of the depiction of Susanna and the significance it. In analyzing the data, this research uses descriptive qualitative method. As the result, the researcher finds that Susanna is superior woman through her depiction of a career woman. The superiority is taken from the representation of domination and masculinity in her, along with her physically appearance as black fashion. All of those representations represent power that emerges the superiority. It then delivers the significance that the filmmaker wants to show that woman can be superior in society along with the contradiction of being superior woman. This contradiction is illustrated as the failure in family life. Thus, the researcher finds that woman is able to be superior in society but she has to manage it to avert the failure.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Additional Information / Pembimbing: Mrs. Witriani M. Hum
Uncontrolled Keywords: career woman, gender issue, semiotic, superiority, What Maisie Knew
Subjects: Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris (S1)
Depositing User / Editor: Drs. Bambang Heru Nurwoto
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 04:43
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 04:43
URI: http://digilib.uin-suka.ac.id/id/eprint/24384

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