CHAPTER IV CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
“500 days of Summer” is romantic drama movie which describes the relationship between two people Tom and Summer in this postmodern era. The
film describes postmodern love story which never what people expect it to be. One character, Summer Finn, is the first woman character, as a central
figure , Summer Finn describes as a free and independent woman. She has “unusual”
thought which reflects her as postmodern person. She has a complex relationship, she is kind of free woman, who does not want to be attach with man and avoids
serious relationship. She re-evaluates western value systems. She is emotionless woman because she has no direction and ambition. Summer also described as a
person who lives with her own beliefs that she said love is only fantasy. Her being pessimistic indicates that she‟s a representation of postmodern person. It reflects
from Summer‟s thought, idea, and attitude. The film is focused on Summer representation of postmodern person, possibly in deconstruction analysis, Summer is
not real pessimistic. The deconstruction of Summer
‟s character is obvious. At the end of the story Summer is totally changed. Summer be the real new of her who leads herself into
regulation named marriage, and she‟s truly romantic. After deconstructed, Summer as representation of postmodern person is doub
ted and questioned. It‟s proven by Summer having a good relationship to other people, she also kind of restricted
woman. Then Summer follows the western value systems. And she is sensitive woman. At the end she decides to marry other man and live by togetherness.
The result of deconstruction shows Summer‟s appearances reflect modernity with her all blue vintage style. Moreover, Summer‟s apartment also does not reflects
her as postmodernist, because Summer‟s apartment is very structured and very functional, there is no sense of
“anything goes” that reflect her as representation of postmodern person. Everything is very neat and organized.
In addition, Summer‟s last decision to get married with other man is her way to find some security, especially emotional security for her insecurity. When she acts
herself to be free is only part of her way to get some safety, but is not give her any security. When she does not get the security with being free, she decides to leads
herself back to the conventional way named marriage. So, from the explanation above and from the research in previous chapter, there are some things which disturb
Summer as postmodernist. And the result of deconstruction shows Summer reflects modernity.
This research only focus to the first woman character Summer Finn as a character with postmodern ideas or thoughts in 500 days of Summer movie. After
deconstructed Summer is doubted as a character with postmodern ideas or thoughts, because Summer real character is insecure and she is truly romantic.
The writer suggests that for understanding deconstruction, someone must analyze many sights, for example the first man character Tom Hansen. The writer
suggest for the next researcher to give more attention to Tom‟s character, because Tom is suspected as postmodern person, because Tom is kind of passive and
pessimistic man, and he questions Summer‟s decision to get married at the end.
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A. Cover of the Movie