BREAKING THE SISYPHEAN TORTUREIN LAWRENCE KONNER & MARK ROSENTHAL’S SCRIPT OF MONA LISA SMILE
This research analyzes the Sisyphean torture and the way to breakit that reflects in Lawrence Konner & Mark Rosenthal’s Script of Mona Lisa Smile. It describes howt he character breaks the torture as seenin Betty’s life. There are two questions discussed in this research i.e. actions that reflect the Sisyphean torture in Betty’s life and the ways Betty break the torture. This research uses feminist existentialism by Simone De Beauvoir. There are two concepts of theory i.e. immanence and transcendence that help the researcher to analyze the data. The research shows the passive attitude and Mystical type of women are the torture reflected in Betty’s life. Then, Betty's life changes after she feels her married life is not as happy as she hoped and dreamed of. After that, Betty also shows the active and powerful side of women in breaking the torture in her life. She takes action to divorce her husband and then she continues her life by moving and getting higher education.