This chapter introduces parts related to the study. In the background of the study, the writer explains the reason why he chooses the author, the novel and the topics. The writer also mention the statement of the problem, the purpose of the study, the scope and limitation of the study, the significance of the study and definition of key terms.
A. Background of the study
Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. Broadly speaking, "literature" is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination, including works of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction. This thesis is arranged using fiction because this novel tells about the characters love which is so different from our life. In the story, she is in love with her boyfriends a vampire. Novel is a part of literary works which is usually known as narrative prose concerned with length of the story and a complex plot which is the result of human real experience and their imagination In this thesis the writer only focused on novel. Novel is extended factious prose narrative dealing with human character and actions of period of time. According to O Reeve (1785:26) novel is picture of real and manners and of the time in which it was written. Peek (1983:1) explains that novels are often about the relationship individuals and the society in which they live. A story of the novel often tells about the characters explained in his or her social life, and it relates with where the story takes place. Conflict is important to discuss in literature because it provides the basic materials for the construction of the plot. Without conflict, nothing would happen. The conflict within a piece may also be central to the author's view of life or the point he or she is trying to make. Conflict is the heart of any plot. The conflict can be between the protagonist and another character, the antagonist between the protagonist and nature; or the protagonist and society. It can also be an internal or psychological conflict. While a conflict can be very straightforward: good versus evil, the best conflicts and force a character to choose between two basically good outcues. This novel which is discussed in thesis written by Stephenie Meyer entitled New Moon the second novel in the Twilight Saga. It continues the story of Bella Swan and her vampire lover, Edward Cullen. The novel explores Bella's choice between her love for Edward and her friendship with were wolf Jacob Black, along with her dilemma of leaving mortality behind in a terrorized atmosphere, a result of mysterious vampire attacks in Seattle. This novel tells about Bella Swan and the Cullen family. Bella has spent a good amount of time with the Cullen and has not only fully accepted that they are vampire, but has decided that she is going to be one of them soon, whether her boyfriend Edward wants her to be a vampire or not. This novel indicates that there is love story experienced by a woman and also about her life she chooses, and about the conflict among the characters. As a human who must decide between her love and her life becomes a human or a vampire and lives with her boyfriend, Edward and sacrifice to leave her best friend, Jacob whom truly loves her and had to leave her father who’s named Charlie. Bella is not willing to lose with her best friend Jacob, that makes her confused in her life. This is the conflict of the main character, Bella, Edward her boyfriend and Jacob her best friend. The writer choose this novel because the writer wanted to analyze the conflict in the "New Moon". The Conflict about romance and enmity among the characters in the novel, are very precious to be discussed. A woman whose name is Bella seems to get confused to choose who will become her boy friend...
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