Jilly, Anggraini Mazly Luthan and Elfiondri, Elfiondri and Vilia, Yusraini (2018) THE ANALYSIS OF CONFLICTS IN RELATION TO SETTINGS IN DARK PLACES NOVEL BY GILLIAN FLYNN. Diploma thesis, Universitas Bung Hatta.

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The research aims to analyze the conflicts in relation to settings in the novel Dark Places written by Gillian Flynn. The analysis uses structuralism theory. The technique applied is close reading. The writer focuses on three intrinsic elements: character, setting and plot. Each of these elements has relationship that supports the story. Firstly, the characters who have big influence to the story are Libby Day, Ben Day, Diondra and Patty Day. The character of Libby Day has the traits as low self-esteem, liar and thief. The characters of Ben Day that cause the conflicts are introvert and protective. The next one is the character of Diondra who is wild, liar and two-faced, and agitator. The last the character is Patty Day who is anxious and hopeless. In other words, the characters‟ traits in this study are the characters that trigger further conflict whether internal or external conflicts. Secondly, in the analysis about setting, the study is focused on the objects of possession and building. The settings are used to make clear about the place and the situation when a conflict happens. They are the red hair, the farm and farmhouse, the school and the stolen things. The settings are important as the cause of the conflicts and also as the problem solver. The last element is the plot of the story that also becomes important because the conflicts happen in the flow of the plot. Based on the findings, there are two kinds of conflicts: internal and external conflicts. The characters who have internal conflicts are Libby Day, Ben Day and Patty Day. They have personal conflicts such as guilty and doubt, cowardice and sacrifaction. These internal conflicts can lead to external conflicts. The characters who have external conflicts are Libby vs Ben, Ben vs Patty, and Libby vs Diondra. Keywords: structuralism, characters’ traits, settings, plot, conflicts

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Budaya > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Erlya Wahyuni
Date Deposited: 12 May 2023 03:36
Last Modified: 12 May 2023 03:36

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