CHARACTER IN CHILDREN REALISM OF JEFF KINNEY'S DIARY OF WIMPY KID: THE UGLY TRUTH

Pamungkas, Catur Sapto (2018) CHARACTER IN CHILDREN REALISM OF JEFF KINNEY'S DIARY OF WIMPY KID: THE UGLY TRUTH. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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Abstract

The objectives of this research are to prove the books of Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth belong to children realism genre and the characters of Greg Hefley, Rowley Jefferson, and Dad suit in the realism novel. Thus, the researcher applies children literary theory, especially Lukens concept of genre and character. This study is a qualitative research employing content analysis method. The main source of this research is a novel entitled Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth s by Jeff Kinney which was published in 2012 by puffin books. The researcher was the primary instrument and the data sheets were the secondary instrument. The trustworthiness of the data was gained by providing rich, thick description; reading and re-reading the data; and conducting triangulation. The findings of this research reveal that every literary element of the book has shown the characteristic of realistic text. The characters in this books are all have similarity with real life people. The plot are problems that commonly face by real people. The setting in this book are the same with the world we know it. Theme that is about coming of age. The researcher also found that the character of Greg Hefley, Rowley Jefferson, and Dad are suit with realism stories. They have character’s features of credible, authentic, not stereotype, and multi-dimensional. In conclusion, the researcher finds out that Jeff Kinney’s Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth is realism novel which represent the reality of an ordinary middle school student. The idea of realism in portraying realities will help children as readers in understanding human problems and relationship.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: character , realism, children literature, Diary of wimpy kid: the ugly truth
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Jurusan Bahasa Inggris > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Admin Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS
Date Deposited: 09 May 2018 02:45
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:25
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/56902

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