SKRIPSI Jurusan Sastra Inggris - Fakultas Sastra UM, 2008

Ukuran Huruf:  Kecil  Sedang  Besar

The Effects of Setting of Place on Main Character’s Early Development on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Nowadays there are many novels that have been published in Indonesia.
One of the novels is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone that is written by J.K.
Rowling. This novel is so popular not only in Indonesia but also in the world. This
novel has been sold more than six million copies and has been translated more
than six languages. Apart from that, I want to have deeper analysis about this
novel. The problems in this study are: (1) What elements of the novel do relate
with main character’s early development and, (2) What effects does setting of
place do on main character’s  early development?
This is qualitative descriptive study. The data of this thesis was collected
by reading the novel thoroughly and comprehensively. Then, the elements of
novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone were written down on individual
notes. This novel is analyzed with the structural approach. The structural approach
is an approach that finds the relationship among the various components of
systems. From components of system and the relations among that system, the
structural approach can understand the beauty of literary works.
  Based on the problems of the study, the result of this study are: the
elements of Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone  that relate with the main
character’s early development are setting, character and characterization. The
effects of setting of place does on the main character’s early development is  Harry
Potter becomes unsure about his wizard abilities that he had since he was a baby.
Wizard world awakes his abilities totally and makes him dare to face Lord
  Based on the result above I suggest the next research to analyze the next
series of Harry Potter for example Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret. The
next research can analyze the character and characterization of Harry Potter by
compares it in the first novel with the second novel.