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The Concept of Self and the Other in Western Movies

Basuki, Ribut (2001) The Concept of Self and the Other in Western Movies. k@ta, 3 (2). pp. 53-63. ISSN 1411-2639

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      Abstract

      Melodrama has been a part of the American life since colonial time. This genre, with its hero-villain or black and white development of characters, has formed the idea of the American heroes. In Western films, in which the local themes of westward movement on the American society are developed, melodrama treats the dichotomy of hero-villain more stereotypically. The heroes depict the concept of the American self and the villains picture the other. However, the development of Western film shows that the stereotypical treatment on self and the other undergoes some changes.

      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: American Indian; character; film; hero; Hispanic; melodrama; self; the other; villain; western.
      Subjects: P Language and Literature
      Divisions: Faculty of Letter > English Department
      Depositing User: Admin
      Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 20:23
      Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 16:43
      URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/18626

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