JELL (Journal of English Language and Literature) STIBA-IEC Jakarta
Vol 7 No 1 (2022): JELL STIBA IEC

AN ANALYSIS OF MELINDA’S STRUGGLE IN SELF-EXPRESSION DURING TRAUMATIC CONDITION IN “SPEAK” MOVIE

Budiarto Budiarto (Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing IEC Jakarta)
Nurul Lia Ahmadi (Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing IEC Jakarta)
Suhendar Suhendar (Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing IEC Jakarta)



Article Info

Publish Date
01 Mar 2022

Abstract

In this research, the researcher analysis a movie entitled Speak. This movie tells about a young girl who suffered from traumatic experiences during her adolescence because of being rape victim. As a result, she can’t express herself and can’t communication with others comfortably. The aims of this research are to analyze and to explain the trauma that face by the main character, and her struggle to recover with it. The researcher uses the theory of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, self-expression, and art therapy to analyze this research. This analysis shows that the main character of this movie is in a bad condition that is reflected to her daily activities. She suffers from guilt, shame, depression, losing concentrate and self-confidence. But finally, she can find the way to heal from her trauma through art class and speak the truth to the people.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

jell

Publisher

Subject

Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media

Description

Journal of English Language and Literature (JELL) is a journal published by STIBA-IEC Jakarta. This journal is published two times a year (March and September). The main purpose of this journal is to advance and foster English Language Teaching or education, research, and Literature. The journal ...