The Influence THe of Main Characters’ Conflicts Toward Plot in Oscar Wilde’s

Abstraksi Tugas Akhir / Skripsi Jurusan Bahasa Inggris dengan Judul: The Influence THe of Main Characters’ Conflicts Toward Plot in Oscar Wilde’s

In this thesis the writer uses a drama by Oscar Wilde, a controversial man of letters of England. This thesis focuses on the influence of the main characters’ toward plot in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. This thesis also applies psychological aspect to analyze the main characters’ characteristics.

In writing this thesis, the writer conducts library research method to collect the data and information by using some books and internet which are related to the problem. The writer employs one method of approach namely semiotic approach. The semiotic approach is applied to analyze the character, especially the main character, plot in the drama. The writer also uses psychological approach to analyze the intrinsic aspect such as character and plot.

In The Importance of Being Earnest, Jack and Algernon, are two characters who have different characteristics. Each of them creates another character. Jack creates Ernest and Algernon creates Bunbury. Having two different names, they can do anything in two different places, in the town and in the country.

In addition, the main characters experience both internal and external conflict during the drama. Mainly, both Jack and Algernon have the same internal conflict. They concern if someday their real identity would be revealed by their girls. Meanwhile Jack’s conflict toward Lady Bracknell about his origin makes him try hard to reveal it. Algernon’s undercover as Ernest at Manor House, Jack’s place, makes their real identity are finally revealed and clear up Jack’s origin through Miss Prism and Lady Bracknell’s explanation.

In conclusion, the internal and external conflicts of Jack and Algernon lead to the revelation of Jack’s origin. Both internal and external conflicts influence the plots of drama, such as Algernon’s conflict toward Jack causes him to pretend as Ernest at Manor House in order that he can meet Cecily, and Jack’s internal conflict causes him to decide to vanish his created bother, Ernest.

The Importance of Being Earnest reflects a moral value dealing with human’s daily life, namely honesty. A person may do anything to reach his/her aim, but being honest is something hard to do. He/she may be smart to conceal a falsehood, but it would be revealed eventually. Hence, in any condition honesty is needed although it is painful.

Effects Of Pre-Questioning On The Reading Comprehension Achievement Of The Second Grade Students

Abstraksi Tugas Akhir / Skripsi Jurusan Bahasa Inggris dengan Judul: Effects Of Pre-Questioning On The Reading Comprehension Achievement Of The Second Grade Students

This study were conducted to investigate the effect of Pre-questioning on the Reading Comprehension Achievement of the Second Grade Students at SMAN-2 Jekan Raya Palangkaraya, to investigate the effects of students’ gender on the reading comprehension achievement of the second grade students at SMAN-2 Jekan Raya Palangkaraya, and to investigate the effects of pre-questioning and students gender on the reading comprehension achievement of the second grade students at SMAN-2 Jekan Raya Palangkaraya in academic year 2006/2007. The forms of questions were in multiple choice and essay, multiple choice used for reading comprehension tests and essay used for Pre-questioning tests. There were sixty-eight of second grade students of IPS classes at SMAN-2 Jekan Raya in academic year 2006/2007 as the sample on this study.

The writer used factorial experimental method in this study. The data were processed and analyzed according to these steps: taking the data, coding, scoring, tabulating using SPSS version 13 and taking the conclusion based on the statistic result.

The result of this study shows that “the Pre-questioning has a significant effect on the students’ reading comprehension achievement”, “the students’ gender has no a significant effect on the students’ reading comprehension achievement”, and “there is no interaction effect between pre-questioning and students’ gender”.

In this study the experimental class (the treatment using pre-questioning) has a better ability in comprehend the text than control class. It can be seen from the mean score and the result of two way of ANOVA.

Analisis Makna Implisit Pada Novel Harry Potter And The Prisoner

Abstraksi Tugas Akhir / Skripsi Jurusan Bahasa Inggris dengan Judul: Analisis Makna Implisit Pada Novel Harry Potter And The Prisoner

This thesis is entitled Analisis Makna Implisit pada Novel Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Karya J. K. Rowling dan Terjemahannya. The objects of the analyses are sentences containing implicit meanings in the novel previously mentioned.

The sentences with implicit meanings are taken as data, and analyzed using descriptive and comparative methods. The novel Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is written by J.K. Rowling and translated into Indonesian by Listiana Srisanti entitled Harry Potter Dan Tawanan Azkaban.

The purpose of this research is to study the translation of implicit meanings from the source language into the target language. The results of this research show that (1) an implicit meaning should be explicitly translated if the system of the target language requires it, on the other hand (2) an implicit meaning can be explicitly translated if the system of the target language allows it and the last is (3) an implicit meaning should be explicitly translated if the meaning causes ambiguity or vagueness in the target language.

An Analysis Of The Main Character’s Hatred Depicted In Sandra Brown’s Novel

Abstraksi Tugas Akhir / Skripsi Jurusan Bahasa Inggris dengan Judul: An Analysis Of The Main Character’s Hatred Depicted In Sandra Brown’s Novel

This is the result of An Analysis of the Main Characters’ Hatred Depicted in Sandra Brown’s Novel, “Where There’s Smoke”. This analysis shows that Jody hates Lara because she knows Lara is the woman who makes her son’s carrier, Clark, in political down. Jody also hates her son, Key, because Keyis the same as her husband who always makes love adventure to all women whom he like, so it is makes her hate Key so much.

Lara’s hatred to her husband occurred as her husband is the cause of their daughter’s death. Her husband is too ambitious to be a hero for his country, America.