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Title: Motivation and Hierarchy of Human Needs in the Major Character in The Book Thief Film.
Authors: Nurul Paradila Azizah
Advisors: Inayatul Chusna
Issue Date: 19-Sep-2016
Publisher: Jakarta : Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, 2016
Abstract: This research focuses on Liesel Meminger as the main character in The Book Thief film. The aim of this research is to know about her motivation to steal the books and to analyze what needs that are fulfilled by her using Motivation and Hierarchy of Human Needs theory by Abraham H. Maslow. This research uses qualitative method and descriptive analysis as the technique to analyze the data with theory of Motivation and Hierarchy of Human Needs that related to search motivations of main character and hierarchy of needs that should be fulfilled in the film. The data are collected from dialogues in the script and pictures in the film. The results show that Liesel Meminger is 9 years girl and as a Communist’s daughter has an obsession to steal the books. She is curious about book because she cannot be able to read and write which are caused by war situation that Communists are disallowed to live in Germany. The Book Thief show how Liesel desires and curiosity can make her brave to steal the books and go against to the government’s laws. Then those motivations drive her to complete the five of hierarchy of human needs that she fulfills.
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