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A study of conflicts which leads the main character, Tommy Wilhelm, to his downfall in Saul bellow's seize the day

Adityawaty, Ismaya (2003) A study of conflicts which leads the main character, Tommy Wilhelm, to his downfall in Saul bellow's seize the day. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

This thesis is a study of conflicts which leads the main character, Tommy Wilhelm, to his downfall in Saul Bellow?s Seize The Day. It analyzes the process of the male major character?s downfall through his conflicts, In the analysis, the writer uses the library research to find the data. She uses the theory of conflict to analyze his external and internal conflicts in order to learn that his character traits have triggered the conflicts that later bring him to his downfall. From the analysis, the thesis writer finds that Tommy?s failure stems from his character traits that are weaknesses, foolishness, dependence, immature, and indolence. Having those character traits, Tommy gets involved in conflicts with other characters, and also conflict with himself. At the end of this thesis, the thesis writer concludes that Tommy?s downfall is caused by his conflicts with his father and his wife. His partner also plays an important role in his downfall. Tommy?s internal conflicts also influence his downfall for he cannot decide the good way for his life. The downfall can be seen in the end parts of Seize The Day where Tommy was crying on someone funeral after he lost all his hopes. The important point of Seize The Day is the author?s irritation to the readers to appreciate this life and take the opportunity no matter how hard and difficult it would be, as long as it will be good for us. It is not the quantity of life but the quality of life that man should consider and think of.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: american, fiction, bellow, saul, character, tommy, wilhelm, conflict
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 21:04
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/8314

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