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A Study of Joe Bonaparte's ambition as seen in Cliffort Odet's Golden Boy

Wijaya, Evie Agustina (2000) A Study of Joe Bonaparte's ambition as seen in Cliffort Odet's Golden Boy. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This thesis is a study on Joe Bonaparte's ambition in Clifford Odets's Golden Boy. Joe has an ambition to be rich and popular. He chooses prizefighting to make his ambition come true. He is willing to change his self to achieve his ambition. Thus, the thesis writer is curious to know how Joe's ambition make him deny his self and to know the consequences of his ambition toward his life. The purpose of this thesis is to analyze Joe's bartering his soul to achieve his ambition and to show that Joe's ambition leads him to his failure. To achieve her goal, the thesis writer uses literary approach like theory of characterization, theory of conflict, theory of ambition, and theory of self-identity. Joe denies his nature in music and cannot totally fight. He chooses prizefighting to get popularity and money. When he kills his opponent, he knows that his career is over. He has no career in music either because of his broken hands, then Joe solves his problems in death.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
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Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2011 21:01
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/4443

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