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The Quality of a man of sentiment in sheridan's the school for scandal

Kurniawan, Sonny (2001) The Quality of a man of sentiment in sheridan's the school for scandal. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This Thesis is a study of Sheridan's masterpiece, The School for Scandal. In this study, I highlight the idea of a man of sentiment in the eighteenth century as revealed through the main male characters, Charles and Joseph, as the major problem of the analysis. In this study, I want to reveal the qualities of a man of sentiment by analyzing Charles' and Joseph's character traits. I use the theory of characterization to analyze Charles' and Joseph's character traits to discuss which one of them is a man of sentiment. Aside from that, I also use the definition of sentiment to know the meaning of the man of sentiment. Charles who is famous as an extravagant and a libertine finally is considered as a man of sentiment. Charles has good deeds. In his action, he is honest, loyal, benevolent and honorable. On the contrary, Joseph who always speaks based on sentiment, is considered as a hypocrite because he just shows sentiments in his speech, but not in his action. He is a rake, unsympathetic to someone' help, and a bad brother. Therefore, Charles is finally considered as the real man of sentiment, while Joseph is considered as a hypocrite. I find out that the quality of the man of sentiment is more determined by someone's actions rather than someone's speech.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
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Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2011 11:32
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/3332

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