THE REPRESENTATION OF RONIT’S EXISTENCE IN SEBASTIAN LELIO’S DISOBEDIENCE MOVIE

  • Riny Stevany Universitas Bangka Belitung

Abstract

This study analyzes women’s existence as the Other and women’s struggle to be seen as an existing
subject or a whole human being through a movie entitled Disobedience, which was based on a
novel under the same title, written by Naomi Alderman. Directed by Sebastian Lelio, Disobedience
was released in 2018. From the movie, this study analyzes the existence and resistance of Ronit as
the main character who becomes an independent woman from the perspective of Existentialism
Feminism by Simone De Beauvoir. The use of a qualitative method of narrative analysis in this
study represents images or written information from the movie as the object of study. The contents
of study are; (1) Development of the main character, Ronit, towards the patriarchal system in the
Ortodox Jewish community in London. (2) Ronit’s struggle as a daughter of Jewish Raabi who was
exiled and her decision to become a photographer in Manhattan. (3) Ronit’s existence towards the
discrimination and subordination by other characters related to feminism. From the collected data,
this study concludes, Ronit as the main character in the movie experiences the dynamics of
existence from the Other to being the subject, that is an independent woman.
Keywords: the Other, Disobedience, Independent Woman, Existentialism Feminism, Simone De
Beauvoir.

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Published
2021-09-30