MOTIVATION IN JEANNE WAKATSUKI HOUSTON FEREWELL TO MANZANAR: A STUDY OF THE MAIN CHARACTER’S EFFORT TO ACHIEVE HER GOALS

 
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ABSTRACT

MOTIVATION IN JEANNE WAKATSUKI HOUSTON FAREWELL TO MANZANAR: A STUDY OF THE MAIN CHARACTER’S EFFORT TO ACHIEVE HER GOALS.

Language and Art Faculty. Semarang State University. This thesis is an analysis about human characters, especially about the motivation underlying the action. People have their own reason to direct and active behavior toward their goal which is called motivation. Motivation can be classified into intrinsic and extrinsic.

There are three problems of the study, (1) What is the Intrinsic motivation of the main Character, (2) What is the Extrinsic motivation of the main character?, and (3) How is the analysis applied in English Teaching. To support this study, the writer uses the motivation theories from Zoltan Dornyei, Yelon & Weinstein, Linda Davidoff, Brown, Ross Buck. The writer also uses other theories related to the topic which are gathered from books and websites

The object of this study is the novel entitled farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. The purposes of the study are to describe the Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation of Jeanne as the main character of the novel to achieve her goals. The writer uses Qualitative research as a method of her thesis because the data are in the form of utterances in written words and they are analyzed descriptively. The procedures of collecting data involved several steps. First, the writer reads the novel repeatedly. Second, the writer attempting to find out the concepts of novel, third step is looking at the elements of the novel and the last steps is examining the Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation of the main character.

The result of the analysis is the Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation of Jeanne wakatsuki. There are four goal of Jeanne’s life. First is she want to be an Odori Dancer, second she want to be a Professional Ballerina, third she want to be a nun and the last is she want to be known and accepted by the people around her. By studying and analyzing Jeanne Wakatsuki Farewell to Manzanar, the writer expects the novel to be involved as a subject in the literary class since it has several values to be delivered to students. The writer also expects readers not just read the novel but also apply good motivation found in this novel, because motivation is the base of human effort to reach his or her goal. And it would be better if the act is not only based on the intrinsic motivation but also extrinsic motivation.