Psychological approach : emotion analysis of the main character Even Taylor in August Rush movie by using James-Lange theory

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PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH: EMOTION ANALYSIS OF THE MAIN CHARACTER “EVAN TAYLOR” IN AUGUST RUSH MOVIE BY USING

  Moreover, the writer uses descriptive qualitative method by watching the movie – capturing the selected scenes which represent the description of characterand emotion of Evan Taylor as the object of the analysis. Second, peace and salutation may be upon to the prophet Muhammad SAW and all of his family, his friends and his followers, whohave brought us from the darkness to the lightness and from the bad moral to the good moral.

JAMES-LANGE THEORY

  A ThesisSubmitted to the Faculty of Adab and Humanities In Partial Fulfillment of the RequirementsFor the Degree of Strata 1 (S1) ByYousef Bani Ahmad 104026000913ENGLISH LETTERS DEPARTMENT LETTERS AND HUMANITIES FACULTY SYARIF HIDAYATULLAH STATE ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY JAKARTA ABSTRACT Yousef Bani Ahmad, 10402600913, Psychological Approach: Emotion Analysis of the Main Character” Evan Taylor” in August Rush Movie by using James- Lange Theory . Second, peace and salutation may be upon to the prophet Muhammad SAW and all of his family, his friends and his followers, whohave brought us from the darkness to the lightness and from the bad moral to the good moral.

CHAPTER 1 : INTRODUCTION …………………………….. 1 A. Background of the Study …. .………………………………………… 1 B. Focus of the Research ………………………………………………… 3 C. Research Question …………………………………………………… 3 D. Objectives of the Research …………………………………………… 4 E. Significances of the Study ……………………………………………. 4 F. Research Methodology ………………………………………………. 5 G. Time and Place of Research …………………………………………. 6 CHAPTER II : THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK …………. 7 A. Character ……………………………………………………………

  Psychology of Emotion ……………………………………………. Figure Expression in Mise-en-scene ………………………………..

CHAPTER II I : RESEARCH FINDING ……………………

  19 Characters of Evan Taylor ……………………………………….. Emotion Experiences Analysis to Find His Truly Parents ………… 27 1.

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION A. Background of the Study Literary work is a unique phenomenon. Which there is meaning and

  Moreover, writer wishes that the result of this research can be used as one of the references in studying and comprehending of the literary workfor the English Department, Faculty of Humanities of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta. The method of this research is descriptive qualitative method, which tries to find the character of Evan by using character theory and explicate about theemotions of Evan Taylor as a part of psychological approach and using figure expression as a part of mise-en-scene aspects.

G. Time and Place of Research

CHAPTER II THEORETICAL FRAME WORK In analyzing literary work particularly film, there are many things to

  The place of the research is done in many libraries, such as Library of Adab and Humanities Faculty, Libraryof UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Library of Indonesia University, Library of JakartaState University, Library of Atmajaya and any natural places which support the composure to think and find the ideas. August Rush movie as an object of the research is a wonderful one where the music becomes strength of the story.

A. Character

  According to Arnold Bennet in The Norton Introduction to literature said:“The foundation of good fiction is character-creation and nothing else … style counts; originality of outlook counts anything like so much as the 5 convincingness of the characters”. A5 flat character is usually static (at the end of the story the character is pretty much Jerome Beaty and Alison Booth, op.cit, p.

B. Psychology of Emotion

  People give us verbal reports of such emotional experiences, while we can only inferthem from the behavior of animals. 10 physiological change (Candland,1977).”An emotion is a term for a mental and physiological state associated with a wide variety of feelings , thoughts , and behavior .

C. Emotion

  Emotion has been the subject of a lot of theorizing, and the theories that have been concocted all aspects of emotional. Some theories have been concernedwith the evolutionary development of emotion and how it serves the interest of survival.

10 Daniel Goleman, Trygg Engen, Anthony Davids, Introductory Psychology, second edition

  According to his theory, you saw the pile of cars, tried to avoid it, and then crashed. In the other book, William James stated the emotion in the form of seeming paradoxes that put the cart before the horse: “we are afraid because we 14 run”.

13 Jane S Halonen and John W. Santrock. Psychology Contexts and Applications, third edition (Boston: The McGraw-Hill Companies, 1999), p. 358

  Although we have hundreds of words for emotions, there seem to be only a few basic emotions, from which all others are derived, a number ofpsychologists have classified emotions by placing them on a wheel. Positive affectivity refers to the range of positive emotion from high energy.

1. Positive Emotion

a. Happiness

  Although it can be acelebratory expression of the accomplishment of one’s goals, joy can also stimulate the desire to engage in playful activities that do not have a particular setof goals interest motivates individuals to cultivate their curiosity and rise to 17 different challenges. Positive emotions such as happiness are more likely to increase generosity, eagerness,expansiveness, and free-flowing use of one’s resources than negative emotions like sadness.

b. Satisfaction

  To some extent, positive feelings may fluctuate around an inborn "set point." Yet according to positive psychologists, anyone can learn to increasepositive feelings, though people with lower overall happiness levels may need to work at it harder — much as people with a higher set point for their weight wouldneed to put more effort into keeping the pounds off. Anger becomes thepredominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively and physiologically when a person makes the conscious choice to take action to immediately stop the threateningbehavior of another outside force.

23 That is, according to James-Lange theory, you saw the pile of cars, tried to

  Sadness is considered to be the opposite of happiness , and is similar to the emotions of sorrow , grief , misery , and melancholy . The philosopher Baruch Spinoza defined sadness as the “transfer of a person from a large perfection to a 25 smaller one.” Sadness can be viewed as a temporary lowering of mood, whereas depression is characterized by a persistent and intense lowered mood, as well as disruption to one's ability to function in day to day matters.

27 David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, opcit, p. 158

CHAPTER II I RESEARCH FINDING In this chapter, the writer would like to analyze Evan’s characters and the emotion shown by August Rush movie based on the appropriate theory of film. Before going to explain about Evan’s Emotion, previously the writer wants to

A. Characters of Evan Taylor

  analyze the characters of Evan Taylor as a main character in the story through his behavior; statement appears on the dialogues, and the interactions with othercharacters. Evan is not only a character who always appears in every scene, but he also gives many effects on the story.

1. Freak

  Say it.” Figure 1.1 “MANNIX: Say it.”(Evan is convincing his friends that he could hear his parents) (August Rush movie script and picture of the scene, time: 00:04:02,942-00:04:33,004) “BO Y 2: Say it.”“MANNIX: Say it.” “BO Y 1 : Say it.”“Say it.” “Yes...”“... 1.2 (Being alone to avoid the confrontation with his friends)(August Rush movie script and picture of the scene, time: 00:04:33,173- 00:04:52,349) Those addressed also tells Evan are actually to convince that Evan is really different with other boys.

2. Optimistic

  His belief of the existence of his parents draw him to the problematic situation; he is called a freak boy, he has to be in the rough community of beggar,and facing Wallace – a man wants to take the advantage of his music talent. Figure.1.3 (This picture draws his belief of his his parents’ existence)(August Rush movie script and picture of the scene, time: 00:16,67,967- 00:16:20,480) This evidence shows Evan as the major character considered as optimistic boy , he really knows that he can find his parents so does his parent with the music.

3. Genius

  5 (Those pictures describes Evan’s music talent of being able to compose song in his very young age)(August Rush movie script and pictures of the scene, time: 00:44:57,095- 00:45:47,244) The dialogues are bold describe there is only some of people who are able to arrange the tone or music only by hearing the voice around, but he can do itnaturally. 1.6 (Those people watch even playing the piano, and impressed by his natural music talent that compose divine sound in very brief minutes)(August Rush movie script and picture of the scene, time: 01:17:39,455- 01:17:51,662) In that case, Evan has not record of achievements.

4. Music Lover

  More than yourseIf.”“You feeI it?” “Then show me.”“PIay it for your parents.” “You're fIying, kid.” (August Rush movie script, time: 01:10:41,004-01:10:59,279) What Evan said, is the sign of his music interest, he even prefer to choose music than food as his essential need of life. 1.7 (This picture portrayed his love to the music than any other things) (August Rush movie script and picture of the scene, time: 01:10:41,004-01:10:59,279) The dialogues are bold also describe him as a music lover as well.

B. Emotion Experiences Analysis to Find His Truly Parents

  After explaining and analyzing the character of Evan Taylor, the writer The writers also will explain the emotion of Evan as the major character after seeing the movie. In August Rush movie, the writer wants to analyze emotion of EvanTaylor as a main character who is very dominant and also gives big influence to the story.

1. Positive Emotion a. Happiness

  1.13 (Those pictures are the scene where he first time he began to play piano, then he could play it well and produced the incredible song through the sounds aroundhim) (Picture of the scenes in August Rush movie, time: 01:13:50-01:14:15) The sequences of his happiness anyway, started when he arrived to the church in which he found a little young girl with piano and the choir singingenergetic song in eloquence harmony. 1.21 (Those scenes is the indication that his belief really leads his parents come to him because of the music which finally connects them to the one moment where theymeet due to the music) (Picture of the scenes in August Rush movie, time: 01:43:47-01:46:09) The stimulation his satisfaction was felt by Evan Taylor when he was on the stage and conducting the orchestra he made himself.

CHAPTER IV CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTION A. Conclusion In this chapter, the writer tries to give conclusion based on his research. Here, writer chooses August Rush movie as an object of analysis. August rush

  In this research the writer found that the characters of Evan Taylor are freak, optimistic, genius, miraculous, and music lover. The music affects his perceptions and Mostly, Evan Taylor response his happiness and satisfaction are shown by playing and listening into the music.

B. Suggestion

  Cut to 11 years later, when the child, Evan, is living in aGotham-area boys' home and has developed an acute ability to listen to the sounds of the outside world and hoping against all hope that his biologicalmother and father will turn up to claim him, while those in charge try to encourage him to open himself up to the possibility of adoption. Out on the streets, the child falls into the clutches of a manipulative, untrustworthy street person named Wizard ( Robin Williams ), who renames Evan "August Rush" and opens the boy up to the depth and breadth of his own musical talent even as he smells the opportunity to grow rich off of the foundling.

B. BIOGRAPHY OF WRITER

  Castle had won an Saturn Award for Best Writing for The Boy Who Could Fly , and a list of other awards Nick Castle has won and nominated: Silver Raven (for Delivering Milo), Grand Prize (for The Last Starfighter and a Bronze 29 Gryphon also Gold Medal of the Regional Council. He has also earned a small footnote to the history of the horror film for playing "The Shape," writer-director John Carpenter's nicknamefor the masked silent stalker of his "Halloween" (1978).

2. Paul Castro (born March 12, Bronx , New York ) is an American

  While a student at the UCLA School of Film, Television and Digital Media, he was a finalist for the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award for directing and producing his original screenplay Healing, and landed a threepicture screenwriting deal worth $1 million. He created the title name "AUGUST RUSH" to honor Geoffrey Rush after he won the Oscar for his portrayal of a musical geniusin "SHINE," hence the name "RUSH." Paul then coupled that last name with theAugust moon on which his nephew was born, hence "AUGUST." His nephewAnthony was born on August 5th.

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