REBELLION AGAINST RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY IN DAVID BENIOFF’S TROY: SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH

AQRIZAL, GILANG (2008) REBELLION AGAINST RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY IN DAVID BENIOFF’S TROY: SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta.

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Abstract

This focuses on the analysis of rebellion against religious authority in David Benioff’s Troy by using sociological approach. This study is aimed to analyze the film based on its structural elements and to analyze the rebellion against religious authority shown in David Benioff’s Troy based on sociological approach. This is a qualitative research. The writer adopts sociological approach which consists of major principles of sociology of literature. The object of the study is Troy film by David Benioff. The method of data collection is library research, release document to be observed. In analyzing the data, the writer applies descriptive approach. The steps taken by the writer in analyzing the data are as follows: the first step is analyzing the data of this research. Analyzing the data of this research is trying to clarify the obtained data by selecting the necessary ones. Second step is analyzing the data based on sociological approach. After analyzing the data, viewed from structural analysis, David Benioff delivers a message that human tends to rebel against authorities which regulate their life includes religious authority. To deliver that message, Benioff uses the story from Homer’s Iliad, Virgil’s Aeneid and other myths, that is about Trojan War. He gives a stress on the character of Achilles who did not believe in the imagine of Zeus (God). Thus, the writer finds that the narrative and technical elements of Troy film build a unity from which technical elements enhance the narrative elements. Each element is related to the other in building a good story. Meanwhile, viewed from sociological analysis, David Benioff wants to reflect rationality preference of American society as the one who can not accept certain belief as a dogma. Most of the people of USA are fascinated by excellent science and technological aspect, huge economic ability, strong political power, high social class and cultural influential through the world. They are very proud with those facilities above. This condition makes American society ignores the last social aspect. It is about religious aspect. Most of them believe that religious is about individual concern. It does not have place in public space. They tend to be secular society. This is the kind of rebellion against religious authority deals with American society as a place where Troy film is produced. In this film, Benioff criticizes American society who tends to stress on rationality and ignores spiritual devotion.

Item Type: Karya ilmiah (Skripsi)
Uncontrolled Keywords: rebellion, religious authority, troy film, sociological approach
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Siti Nuzilah
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2009 06:43
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2010 11:57
URI: http://eprints.ums.ac.id/id/eprint/3691

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