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Title: The Finding of “Mr.Right” in the hopeless romantic’s handbook novel based on greimas’s structural theory
Authors: Gladian Pratami
Advisors: Pita Merdeka
Keywords: actant;actantial scheme;functional structure;structuralism narratology theory, A.J. Greimas.
Issue Date: 24-Aug-2016
Abstract: This research takes The Hopeless Romantic‟s Handbook novel (2007) by Gema Townley as the unit analysis of this research. This reserch aims to analyze the desire of Kate Hetherington as major character to get “Mr.Right” who matches her expectation. The writer finds actants and functional structure in this novel which reflect major character to get her desire, thus the writer wants to describe the emerging of real “Mr.Right” in major character‟s life. The data of this research are analyzed using structural narratology theory by A.J. Greimas. This research classifies the function of each character which into six actants; sender, receiver, subject, object, helper, opponent, and functional model can determine a plot through several phases, such as the beginning situation, transformation, and the ending situation. The data of this research are collected from the unit analysis. After collecting and analyzing the data, the writer concludes that Tom as the real “Mr.Right” in Kate‟s life who has characteristic are are care person, rescuer person, comforter person, optimist person and gentlemanly person. It shows through Tom‟s actions who has been succeed fullfilled Kate‟s desire and became Kate‟s true love based on structuralism theory by A.J Greimas
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