Analysis of humor in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

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Hayati, Vesa Luvi (2023) Analysis of humor in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This study aims to identify humor contained in the comedy cartoon film Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, which was released in 2022. Several questions are answered in this study, (1) what are the maxims flouted by the characters to create humor in the film Puss in Boots: The Last Wish? (2) what are the forms of humor created by maxim flouting in the film Puss in Boots: The Last Wish? (3) What are the functions of humor result from the flouting of maxims in the film Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. The researcher used a descriptive qualitative approach to answer these questions. This approach involves the use of Cutting's (2002) theory of maxims flouting, Martin's (2007) forms of humor, and Attardo's (1994) functions of humor to analyze the data. The data was taken from the transcription of the film Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, which has been carefully observed to obtain the necessary data. The results of this study show that there are four types of maxim floutings, namely flouting of the maxims of quantity, quality, relation, and manner of speaking. In addition, there are two forms of humor, namely jokes and spontaneous conversational humor, which include irony, satire, sarcasm, overstatement, self-deprecation, ridicule, replies to rhetorical questions, and witty replies to serious statements. Furthermore, there are four functions of humor, namely social management, decommitment, mediation, and defunctionalization. This study also found that the flouting of quality maxims is a dominant in forming humor, with the social management function being the most frequently used in spontaneous conversational humor.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Hayati, Vesa Luvivesaluvi0402@gmail.comA03219039
Thesis advisorFidiyanti, Murnimurni1fidiyanti@yahoo.com2030058301
Thesis advisorFi’aunillah, Tristy
Subjects: Film
Keywords: Pragmatics; flouting maxim; humor; Puss in Boots
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Vesa Luvi Hayati
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2023 06:51
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2023 06:51

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