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A Study Of The Characterization Of The Main Characters Of Danielle Steel’s “A Special Delivery

Januari 10, 2010

This study is chosen because the writer is interested in studying literature. By reading literary work automatically we can develop our knowledge and science. And we can arrange the words that are chosen by thee author. Beside that, the writer also can get the author’s feeling or experiences from the object of the study in “A Special Delivery” by Danielle Steel. After reading and studying this novel through the way of play based on the characters characterizatin of the story.
The writer conducted a study concerning the caracterization of the main characters. To support the study, the writer reviwed reverences materials such as books and some literary theories .
This study the writer will analyze the characterization of the main character of danielle steel “A Special Delivery” by using stuctural analytical approach. The data were analyzed descriptive and objectively. The procedures of the research were selecting the materials or sources, which were selecting the materials or sources which were suitable with the problems and the purpose of the study, reading and the materials or sources many times. Composing the theories that will be used the analyzes, deciding the problems list and chronological disscussion, a studying the novel, Analyzing the novel based on the novel reasearch problems and the theory references, and concluding the of the analysis result.

There are some ways to express ideas, especially in a literary work. There is a literary work that brings us to the world of dreams and takes us away from reality. It has to be contrasted with a literary work that needs our interpretation. Literature is a personal expression of feeling including experience, idea, motivation, convidence in the concrete description by using language. Novel is a part of prose form beside short story. The most of people read novel and short story. A novel expresses some aspect of human’s love and existance. Because novel talks about human activities and describes what happened in surounding ,so it is written in long composition. Novel is generally thought of as countaining about forty five thousand words or more (Kenney, 1966; 103). So novel is longer narrative than short story and novella.
Novel as aliterary works has known since eighteenth century in England.With the result as like novel, poem, poetry, drama, and prose. Prose is often as specific terms for all discourage spoken or written which is not patterned into reccurent matrix united that we call verse. Prose has longer meaning because it covers everything that is written as literary work but it includes some of non fiction work.
Characterization as one of the elements structure of fiction, plot is like the bones of a person, not interesting like expression or sign of experience, but the support of the whole. in fact, plot is of the highest importance in expressing that can understanding of a work of novel, so we can conclude that an understanding of plot is very important in understanding of fiction. Plot of a story is deals with events that accure in temporal sequence. The event connects each other. They emphasize falling on cassuality. Plot makes us aware of events not merely as elment in temporal series but also as an intricate pattern of cause and effect (Kenney, 1966; 14).
Character is personality or traits. Character is ones who are involved in the story .If we talk about personality or traits. It is meant we will know the method of characterization. Method of characterization is the techniques an author uses to reveal the personality and character of a fictional person an author reveals a character’s personality. Character is also meaner person. In the literary work there is character that never develops until end. It is called flat character. There is also character that develops or changes.It is called round charactsr.
As we see the rule of the character in developing plot. It can be deferred to be main character and the support character or the mayor character and the minor character.
Theme as the meaning of the story which especially account of the largest number of its elements in the simplest way (Stantion, 1965: 30). The theme is something that has traditionally concerned writers and that therefore is a legitimate concern of readers (Kenney, 1966; 88)Theme is simple the meaning of the story realise; themeaning the story discovers. By theme we mean the necessary implication of the whole story. Not as a sparatable port of story. Theme in fiction is what is able to make of the total experience rendered.
This study is chosen because the writer is interested in studying literature. By reading literature work automatically we can develop our knowlede and science. And we can arrange the works that are chosen by the author . Beside that, the writer can also get the author;s feeling or experiences from the object of the study in “A Special Delivery” by Danielle Steel. After reading and studying this novel, the writer can give some information concerning with the novel through the way of play based on the characters characterization of the story. Because the reader of this research can get an understanding of more general aspect through it such as human character, love, relationship, behaviour, mistery or massage of life that may not hate someone else. And it often spoke about family, love and the luxury of a life in the city.
The writer educated a study concerning with the characterization of the main characters of Danielle Steel’s “A Special Delivery”. As we know that characterization has a very close with the story. To support the study, the writer reviewed the reference material such as books and some literary theories.
Realizing the fact above, the writer decided to do as good as possible in the study of “ A Special Delivery”. By having careful analysis of the characterization of the main characters as they are so well emphasized by its author Danielle Steel.

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