Shelly Characterization in Sam Shepard’s Play, Buried Child

Setya W, Bunga Permata and Humanika, Eko (2023) Shelly Characterization in Sam Shepard’s Play, Buried Child. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Teknologi Yogyakarta.

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Characterization is when a character in a literary work is developed. Furthermore, characterization is required as the process to make the character more essential in a story. Considering its essence, the aim of this research is to analyze the impact of Shelly characterization found in Sam Shepard’s play entitled Buried Child. In this research, there are two problems proposed, they are, 1) How is Shelly’s characterization portrayed found in the play Buried Child by Sam Shepard? and 2) What are the impacts of Shelly’s character in Dodge’s family? The writer used a descriptive qualitative and library research method with an objective approach, the theory of characterization, and the theory of gaslighting. In collecting the data, the writer used reading and note-taking techniques. This research found that the characterization of Shelly as an outsider in the Dodge family is described as a person who is gaslighting, impatient, a good listener, curious, impolite, brown�noser, sympathy, frightened, short-tempered, disrespectful, beautiful, full of faith and hope, and stylish. The impacts of the emergence of Shelly in Dodge’s family are uncovering family secrets, such as an incestuous issue and committing a crime (homicide). She is also a medium of introspection for Dodge that escaping does not solve the problem. In addition, her presence heals the inner wounds of Dodge as a sign of repentance, illuminating the darkness in Dodge’s family

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi, Tugas Akhir or Kerja Praktek) (Skripsi)
Uncontrolled Keywords: buried child, characterization, impacts, shelly
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Fakultas Humaniora > S1 Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Kaprodi S1 Bahasa Inggris UTY
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2023 04:38
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 04:38

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