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A Study of excessive thirst for honor in Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's The Man Who Came to Dinner

Hariani, Alim Tutik (2006) A Study of excessive thirst for honor in Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's The Man Who Came to Dinner. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

The thesis writer studies the character traits of Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner, which is written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. This study is aimed at understanding the life of the main character, Sheridan Whiteside who is pretending to be paralyzed. The writer of the thesis is challenged to analyze the character traits of Sheridan Whiteside in this drama to find out the reason why Sheridan Whiteside is pretending to be paralyzed and the effects of his pretending. By using theory of characterization, the theory of conflict and supporting concept, the thesis writer concludes that Sheridan Whiteside is a person who is excessive thirst for honor based on his character traits: Sheridan Whiteside?s deceit, manipulate and arbitrary. Furthermore, by studying the character in this drama, the thesis writer finds a lesson that what people say and do can be deceiving. It means that what people say and do are not always the same as their inner qualities.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: thirst for honor
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
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Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 15:12
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/10084

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