The Princess And The Puuma Analysis

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The Analysis of Intrinsic Approach in Short Story
“The Princess and The Puma”

Ni Wayan Ratna Dewi 120 130 5079

In this research I used the short story with the title is “The Princess and The Puma” that written by O. Henry. There were two main characters in this short story; the first one was Josefa O’Donnel and the second character was Ripley Givens.
In this research I want to analyze the intrinsic approach of the short story “The Princess and The Puma”. The intrinsic approach includes plot, setting, character, characterization, point of view, and theme. I choose this short story because “The Princess and The Puma” is one
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Plot is known as the foundation of a story which the characters and setting are built around.
Setting is used to identify and establish the time, place, and mood of the events of the story.
Character (or fictional character) is a person in a narrative work of arts (such as a novel, play, television series or film).
Theme is defined as a main idea or meaning of a literary work. Theme is what the author or story is saying about the subject or topic.
Characterization is the way that used by the author to tells the audience what a character is like.
Point of view is the perspective from which a story is told or the way of the author allows you to see and hear what’s going on.
So, in this research, I will to analysis the intrinsic approach of the short story “The Princess and The Puma”.

There are some intrinsic approaches in this short story such as plot, theme, character, characterization, point of view and setting.
1. Theme
The theme of this short story is to be true to yourself and not try to impress people with lies because you never know who knows if you are telling the truth or not.
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The main characters in this story were Josefa O’Donnell and Ripley Givens. Josefa was the daughter of Ben O’Donnell. She had warmth of nature and has some characteristics of beauty and most of all she was brave. She could ride her pony while putting five out of six bullets through tomato can swing at the end of a string. As said in the text “From Ben O’Donnell the royal she acquired a store in intrepidity, common sense, and the faculty of ruling”. This is the example of direct characterization.
Ripley Givens was a foreman of one of the Espinosa outfits, who would make up anything to impress the women of his dreams. As said in the text “I hate alligators”, instantly demurred Josefa; crawly, muddy things! ‘Did I say alligators? Said Givens, ‘I meant antelopes, of course’”. This is an example of indirect characterization.
6. Point of View
The narration in this story is third-person limited. I think the author chose this point of view so we are as readers can visualize our own ideas of what emotions the characters are
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