Thursday, June 10, 2010

CONTOH THESIS PROPOSAL

AN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS ON TRUMAN BURBANK
IN ANDREW M. NICCOL’S SCREENPLAY THE TRUMAN SHOW

TABLE OF CONTENTS


FRONTIESTPIECE 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS 2
SUMMARY OF THE SCREENPLAY 3
THE TOPIC OF THE THESIS 4
THE REASON OF CHOOSING THE TOPIC 5
THE WAY TO ANALYZE THE THESIS 6
THE OUTLINE OF THE THESIS 8
BIBLIOGRAPHY 9

SUMMARY OF THE SCREENPLAY

THE TRUMAN SHOW by ANDREW M. NICCOLS

The main character named Truman Burbank is performed by Jim Carrey who discovers his life in a constructed reality soap opera, televised everyday and all the time to billions eyes across the world. The movie is framed about the television show entitled "The Truman Show." Its main character, Truman Burbank, has lived his entire life since before birth in front of cameras for the show, although he is unaware of this fact. The executive producer Christof intends to capture Truman's real emotion and human behavior which the other shows perform the fake action from an actor. Truman's hometown of Sea haven is a complete set built under a huge auditorium and populated by the show's actors and crew, allowing Christof to control every aspect of Truman's life, for the period of his 30th year "The Truman Show" has been on the air as well as the Truman Burbank’ age, Truman discovers facts that seem out of place, such as a spotlight that nearly hits him, people who do the same thing every day without any spontaneous act like a human being, and a "Truman Show" crew who forget to set up the new studio for the show and has been seen by Truman Burbank. These events initiate Truman to start wondering about his life.
The escape journey of Truman from Sea Haven is the climax of the story; he tries to invisible from the cameras so he can escape from Sea Haven by sailing the boat. In the end of the story, a conversation is happened between Truman and Cristof, a conversation where Cristof pursues Truman to stay in Sea Haven, but Truman keep his feet move on, and he says his last catchphrase as a man show sounded “In Case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight.”

THE TOPIC OF THE THESIS


The topic of the thesis is about the finding of truly life by the main character in the screenplay. Why does he search the truly life? Does he live in a fake one? The answer is yes; his entirely life is made up by the director of the show, even his parents, his wife, his best friend, and all of the people around him. In order to find out the anxiety that he feels of the circumstance, he decides to escape from his town, and the journey to find the truly life is began.
This thesis examines the main character’s existence in Andrew M. Niccol’s screenplay entitled “The Truman Show” whose name is Truman Burbank. He has unauthentic life because he lives in a made up world. Truman Burbank is conditioned as a show man and he is unaware of it, he is adopted by Cristof, the director of the show who wants to capture the real emotion of human being and he is placed to the biggest artificial studio made as similar as the real world, it is called Sea Haven. One day he feels something missing in his perfect artificial life then he starts to figure it out by finding his truly existence as a free human being. Generally the topic of this thesis is finding the authentic life of man who lives in artificial world as long his ages.

THE REASON OF CHOOSING THE TOPIC

The Truman Show is a big critic to the modern life that pursues the order as the symbol of prosperity. Truman Burbank already has the ideal life as the common people want to have, a beautiful wife, good job, nice house, live in a good neighborhood, a best friend, and everybody treat him nicely. But he feels something missing in his life, he tries to reach something that he cannot mention what is called, until finally he find out that the place where he live is a big artificial studio of the real world, he realizes that he is not live in a real world and he is the doll of the people who is playing GOD of his life, his inner feeling pushes him to run away from Sea Haven, the place where he live, and get the freedom of being free human no matter what happen there.
This movie criticizes the modern life that trap human in some order life as the answer of prosperity, and they are getting forget their truly ambition to be. Truman shows us that there is nothing to fear to find out whom really we are, and to get our ambition no matter what happen, although he has to leave his order life and go to somewhere that he doesn’t know yet just for fulfilling his heart’s voice.

THE WAY TO ANALYZE THE THESIS

This thesis uses inductive method. It begins from the specific discussion to the general conclusion. The analysis is begun by collecting the data from the screenplay. Then find the interrelationship of the discussion matter, the latter one is find the general conclusion about the subject matter.
Moreover, the thesis uses library and cybernetic research to collect the sources connecting to the discussion. Those sources are obtained from several books, dictionary and websites. From library and cybernetic research, the writer gets the helpful data and information that support the thesis.
According to Semi, 1989: 40 that “Approach is a kind of method as well as the frame of mind that we use to set up to the next proper steps in criticism or interpretation”, this thesis choose the two appropriate approaches to give clear description and good explanation in accordance to the topic. Those approaches are structural analysis of the screen play and existential analysis.
The first theory is used to make the reader understand about the story intrinsically from the story itself divided into some topics to discuss about the internal elements of the story, those elements are theme, setting, plot, characterization, and point of view.
The second theory mentioned as Existential Analysis examines the main topic of the thesis that is the existence of Truman Burbank. An Existential Analysis analyzes human’s existence based on their ability to get the authentic life and the braveness of human to get what really they want to. Based to the existential analysis, human will experiences existential crisis when they get into mass human and forget their authentic self, and analysis existential is used to help them rediscover their authentic being of human. Existential Analysis proposed Viktor Frankl is considered as the most appropriate approache to analyze the topic of discussion. Victor Frankl, he divides his analysis into five topics. The first is the freedom of willing, then the willing to meaning, the meaning of life, Existential frustration and existential emptiness, and the last is collective and noogenic neurosis. The more explanation will be explained in the thesis discussion.

OUTLINE

FRONTIESTPIECE
PAGE OF DEDICATION
MOTTO
DECLARATION
APPROVAL SHEET
SUMMARRY
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION
1.1 The Rationale
1.2 The Problem to Discuss
1.3 The Goal of the Study
1.4 The Research Methodology
CHAPTER II: THEORITICAL FRAMEWORKS
2.1 Previous Research
2.1.1 Novel Khotbah di Atas Bukit karya Kuntowijoyo dalam tinjauan Psikologi Eksistential
2.1.2 A Study on The Philosophical Aspects of Human Existence of The Four Characters in
Pearl S. Buck’s PAVILION OF WOMEN
2.2 Theoretical Reviews
2.2.1 Character Analysis
2.2.2 Existential Analysis
2.2.3 Logo Therapy : Viktor Frankl
CHAPTER III: AN EXISTENTIAL ANALYSIS ON TRUMAN BURBANK IN
ANDREW M NICCOLS’S SCREENPLAY THE TRUMAN SHOW
4.1 Truman Burbank as the Main Character of
The Truman Show
4.2 Truman Burbank as Human Being
4.3 An Existential Analysis on Truman Burbank
4.3.1 The Freedom of Willing
4.3.2 The Willing to Meaning
4.3.3 The Meaning of Life
4.3.4 Existential Frustration and Emptiness
4.3.5 Collective and Noogenic Neurosis
CHAPTER IV: CONCLUSION
BIBLIOGRAPY


BIBLIOGRAPHY



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Niccols, M.A., 2009, The Truman Show, www.scriptsecret.com.

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