CONVERTED VILLAIN: A STUDY ON GRU’S CHANGING CHARACTER TRAITS IN DESPICABLE ME

Regina Tabentane, Setefanus Suprajitno

Abstract


This article concerns with Gru’s character development in Despicable Me. In this movie, Gru, the father of three daughters is described as a villain. However, later on Gru becomes a good man. In this article, I am interested in analyzing the reasons or factors why Gru’s character traits change and how his changing character traits effect him and others. In my analysis I examine the process of Gru’s changing character traits by using the theories of characterization and conflict. Beside those theories I also use the theory of personality to get a better understanding of the effect of his character development. The findings show that his three daughters’ love plays a role in changing his character. As a result, Gru becomes a good man and he is well accepted by others. Through Gru’s experiences, I conclude that it is very important that people should show their understanding to others and be mindful to others feeling. In this way, they can have a more meaningful life.

Keywords


Animated cartoon, Character development, and Personality change

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9744/katakita.3.1.16-21

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