THE USE OF ELLIPSIS BY CHARACTER ‘HAZEL’ IN “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS” MOVIE SCRIPT

Martha Sondang Mei Morsa Simanjuntak and Sortha Silitonga

Abstract


Ellipsis is omission of words which has been understood well from the omission
will not change the meaning of the utterance itself. We can find mostly ellipsis in
spoken language. One of spoken languages we can use as the medium in learning
ellipsis is movie script. One of many great movie scripts is The Fault in Our Stars
movie script by Scott Neustadter& Michael H. Weber. The aim of the research is
to find out the use of Ellipsis by ‘Hazel’ in The Fault in Our Stars movie script.
This research is descriptive qualitative research since it analyzes the use of ellipsis
by ‘Hazel’ in the movie script. The data are the ellipsis which are used by
character ‘Hazel’ in each her utterances in The Fault in Our Stars movie script
from 50 scenes. The result of the research shows there are three 124 utterances
consist of 31 Nominal Ellipsis with 25%, 4 Verbal Ellipsis with 3.23%, and 89
Clause Ellipsis with 71.77%. The most dominant type of Ellipsis that used by
character ‘Hazel’ in The Fault in Our Stars movie script is Clause Ellipsis with 89
total numbers and total percentages 71.77%. It means people in having
conversation want to be as effective as possible since the most complex
grammatical unit is a clause. From this research, I hope the readers, lecturers, and
students should apply ellipsis appropriately in their daily conversation in order to
avoid misunderstanding in the conversation since ellipsis appears mostly in the
informal context and daily conversation.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24114/jalu.v4i2.6667

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