Impoliteness strategies and power relations reflected in the Deadpool movie

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Aziz, M Syahrul Faruq (2021) Impoliteness strategies and power relations reflected in the Deadpool movie. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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This study analyzes the impoliteness found in the main character’s utterances in the Deadpool movie named Wade Wilson. He is a former mercenary soldier. Other characters also hate him because of his impoliteness in communicating. Even though he became a superhero, the utterances he spoke contained many impolite words and behavior. The researcher is interested in investigating the impoliteness strategies used by Wade Wilson. As far as the researcher knows, no research on impoliteness strategies makes use of action-comedy films the main study. There are three problems to be solved in this research: (1) How impoliteness strategies are used by the main character in the Deadpool movie (2) How do the recipients respond to Wade Wilson’s impoliteness, and (3) How does Wade Wilson use impoliteness to exercise his power. This study used a descriptive qualitative. A descriptive study in the textual analysis was applied in this study to analyze the main character's conversation through the Deadpool movie script. The data were collected by first transcribing the Deadpool movie. First, the researcher collected data from some utterances in the Deadpool movie. Then the researcher begins by underlining the utterances that include impolite words and the responses toward the impoliteness, giving the code in each type of impoliteness strategies and strategies to counter the face attacks and classifying them into data cards. The researcher classified the impoliteness strategies used by the main character and identifying strategies to counter the face attacks used by the interlocutors based on Culpeper’s theory. Finally, the researcher also explained how Wade Wilson purposes of exercising his power. The researcher found all types of impoliteness strategies used by Wade Wilson in the Deadpool movie. They are bald on record, positive impoliteness, negative impoliteness, sarcasm or mock politeness, and withhold politeness. The most dominant type of impoliteness strategy is positive impoliteness. In addition, defensive countering is the most frequent strategy to counter face attacks. Interlocutors use this type of countering by answering or explaining something to defend themselves when receiving a face attack. Finally, the most dominant purpose of exercising power through impoliteness used by Wade Wilson is to get power over actions.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Aziz, M Syahrul Faruqsyahrulfaruq321@gmail.comA03217036
Thesis advisorSuhandoko,
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Keywords: Strategi ketidaksopanan; Kekuasaan; Film Deadpoll.
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Syahrul Faruq
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2021 07:14
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2021 07:14

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