THE STUDY OF IMPLIED MEANINGS IN TWILIGHT MOVIE SCRIPT
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Twilight is a romantic vampire film directed by Catherine Hardwicke. It is based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel. In this thesis, the writer discusses the implied meanings of the Twilight film caused by flouting conversational maxims. The data are gotten from the characters’ utterances that have been transformed in the form of script. The theory which is used in this thesis is cooperative principle that is elaborated in four sub-principles called maxims. The four maxims are maxim of Quality, maxim of Quantity, maxim of Relevance and maxim of Manner. The context of situation is also used as a supporting theory of the analysis. Since the data in the form of words, this thesis is regarded as qualitative research. The descriptive method is used to analyze the data. Firstly, the writer finds out the utterances that flout the maxims as the data. Secondly, the data are classified based on the type of maxims they flout. Finally, the writer finds out the implied meanings of the utterances according to context of situation. In the dialogues of the characters taken from the Twilight movie script, the four maxims are flouted. There are three utterances that flout maxim of Quality; those can be found in scene 16, 24 and 61. Nine utterances break maxim of Quantity, they can be seen in scene 3, 5, 36 and two utterances in scene 6, 40 and 61. While, the utterances that flout maxim of Relevance can be found in scene 3, 4, 10, 26, 30, 32, 36, 43, and two sentences in scene 48. At last, there are four utterances in scene 10, 17, 19 and 24 that flout maxim of Manner. From the analysis, it can be seen that maxim of Quantity and maxim of Relevance are the most flouted. In this movie, the characters flout the maxims for certain reasons. Firstly, the characters flout maxim of Quality because they want to make the information clear enough so they tell more than is needed. It can be seen in scene 6, 36, 40 and 61. Secondly, they break maxim of Quantity by telling a lie because they want to cover the truth. It can be found in scene 16, 4 and 61. Thirdly, they break maxim of Relevance because they are not interested in the topic being talked. Furthermore, the characters break maxim of Manner by telling unclear utterances because they try to utter very politely. Therefore, flouting maxims cause implied meanings in the utterances.