Social Conflict in Movie Script The Upside by Neil Burger

Muhammad Daffa, Valentina Widya Suryaningtyas


This research discussed the social conflict in the movie script The Upside by Neil Burger. The aim of this research is to find any kind of social conflict experienced by two of the main characters from the story. The data is taken from a movie script released in 2017, titled The Upside by Neil Burger. Researchers use descriptive qualitative methods for analyzing data. The writer uses social conflict as the main topic of this research and already found that there are six kinds of social conflict which consist of Conflict within the individual, Conflict between individuals, Conflict between individuals and groups, Conflict between groups and organizations, Inter-organizational conflict, and Conflicts between individuals within different organizations. The writer found 5 types of social conflict in the movie script. The writer also used the sociology of literature as the theoretical reference. Sociology is a part of human behavior as a social being, making it the resource of society’s knowledge (Ahmadi: 2021). The movie script The Upside has many social conflicts which the writer thinks are interesting to discuss. The results from this research is there are 5 types of social conflict that occurred in the movie script, such as Disgruntled Behavior, Self-Control, Intolerance & Exclusion, Negative Assumption, and Restoration of Trust.

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