EXISTENTIALISM IN THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS PORTRAYED THROUGH CHRIS GARDNER'S WILL IN ACHIEVING THE SUCCESS. (EXISTENTIALISM IN THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS PORTRAYED THROUGH CHRIS GARDNER'S WILL IN ACHIEVING THE SUCCESS )
Slamet Riyadi, Agus
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The Pursuit of Happyness is a novel which depicts a series action in pursuing success by the main character, Chris Gardner. His performance is narrated through an idea of existentialism. Thus the concept of being for others in his belief is associated with ideology, freedom and responsibility. Those ideals are to picture the encouraging factors to achieve his objective. Hence, his goal is to find out his objective as human being. The data applied in this writing is qualitative data which means the data is in a form of texts. Data collection in this thesis is documentary study. The data is documented from selected quotation of the novel. This thesis is a descriptive study which elaborates Sartrean Existentialism to see human as the subject. This notion results in his famous remark existence comes before essence. Remarkably, Chris is not predetermined or interfered by his the others. By any means, the result indicates that happiness can only be succeeded through freedom of choices which are motivated by his own children and his dream. In conclusion, his existence has proven that essence will come later as he agreed to ignore the others.
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