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The confrontation between in the flash and the spirit as seen through John Buchanan and Alma Winemiller in Tennessee William's summer and smoke

Santoso, Budi (2002) The confrontation between in the flash and the spirit as seen through John Buchanan and Alma Winemiller in Tennessee William's summer and smoke. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

The center of attention of this thesis is the confrontation between the flesh and the spirit that exist in the play. Here the flesh represents the physical desire of man and the spirit represents religious value. In this case, the thesis writer discusses the confrontation between the flesh and the spirit and the result of the confrontation as seen in each of the major characters, John Buchanan and Alma Winemiller in Tennessee Williams?s play, Summer and Smoke. God creates human consisting of flesh and spirit. In the beginning of the play, John Buchanan?s character the flesh is more dominant than the spirit, meanwhile in Alma Winemiller?s character; the spirit is more dominant than the flesh. In John Buchanan and Alma Winemiller interact with each other. Besides the fact that John Buchanan and Alma Winemiller interact with each other, this thesis discusses the pressures toward the characters from their fathers and their society as the causes of the confrontation between the flesh and the spirit. In order to analyze this matter, the thesis uses a literary theory as the main tool, which is the theory of conflict. The theory of conflict that is used consists of the conflict which is the psychological conflict. Moreover, the thesis writer also uses the operant conditioning theory of behavior from B.F Skinner as the supporting tool to analyze this thesis.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: american, drama, summer and smoke, williams, tennessee
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2011 09:11
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/7799

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