IRISH IMMIGRANTS’ MIMICRY IN JOHN CROWLEY'S BROOKLYN MOVIE

Sari Fitria, Rianti Rianti

Abstract


This study is aimed to uncover about the interpersonal act or behavior for imitating or mimicking the aspects in the society seen through the act of the Ireland immigrant who live in America in a film Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley. This story reveals much about the main character, Eilis, who try to act in order to fit in the society. The character of this film should fit herself in the society to make herself survive because toward the differences between her nationality, it also caused by the majority oppression where she should unconsciously camouflage herself to be accepted in the society. This study will expose about types of Mimicry that seen through the film, (1) Mimicry toward the society, (2) Mimicry seen toward herself/behaviorism, (3) Mimicry in the colleagues. To analyze this film, the writer uses theory according to Mimicry to support this study.

Keywords: Mimicry, Interpersonal act, Majority, Minority, Oppression, and Camouflage.


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