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Apology strategies used by the main characters in Bridget Jones' Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

, Melyana (2007) Apology strategies used by the main characters in Bridget Jones' Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Bachelor thesis, Petra Christian University.

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Abstract

Communication is important in maintaining relationship. In a relationship there are sometimes some incidents of misunderstanding or miscommunication. As such, people may hurt other person?s feeling. It can cause a problem or even a serious one. It could break down the relationship. If the person wants to continue the relationship and makes it better, the person should ask for an apology to the one that the person has hurt. The writer wants to find out how people as for an apology for the damage or the mistake. Asking for an apology is not easy. There are some factors cause people unable to do it easily; they feel ashamed and it was related to their face. Therefore, the writer is interested in doing an analysis on apology in Bridget Jones films. In conducting the analysis, she uses Trosborg?s (1987) theory of Apology Strategies. As a result, the writer finds that Expression of Apology is used the most. The main characters use Expression of Apology because they feel sorry for the mistakes and do not want to lose the relationship. Finally, the writer can conclude that apology may help the person to restore the communication break down and recover the relationship.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: apology, apologizing, apology strategies
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2011 20:44
URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/8486

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