First International Conference on Advances in Education, Humanities, and Language, ICEL 2019, Malang, Indonesia, 23-24 March 2019

Research Article

Finding My Place: Home and Identity in Brooklyn Film

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.23-3-2019.2284908,
        author={A  Tusita},
        title={Finding My Place: Home and Identity in Brooklyn Film},
        proceedings={First International Conference on Advances in Education, Humanities, and Language, ICEL 2019, Malang, Indonesia, 23-24 March 2019},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEL},
        year={2019},
        month={7},
        keywords={finding my place identity brooklyn},
        doi={10.4108/eai.23-3-2019.2284908}
    }
    
  • A Tusita
    Year: 2019
    Finding My Place: Home and Identity in Brooklyn Film
    ICEL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.23-3-2019.2284908
A Tusita1,*
  • 1: Malang, Indonesia
*Contact email: arcci_tusita@ub.ac.id

Abstract

This study discusses the journey experienced by Eilis, the main character in the film Brooklyn, in defining her identity. As Irish young women who emigrates to United Stated in 1950s, Eilis is caught between two worlds which create conflicts in herself. This qualitative descriptive study uses Stuart Hall’s identities theory to examine the way Eilis finds the place that she can call home which eventually leads her to define her position and identity. The findings show that Eilis’ internal conflicts are caused by her efforts to find sense of belongingness: a home, both in foreign and home land. Through this personal journey in finding home, Eilis is able to define her positions individually and culturally in multicultural world that finally influence her attitude toward differences.