The Formula of Romance in the Redeeming Love (2022) Movie


  • Jusrianti Program Studi Sastra Inggris, Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Halu Oleo
  • Rasiah Rasiah Universitas Halu Oleo
  • Arman Arman Universitas Halu Oleo



Convention, Formula, Invention, Romance


This research aims to analyze the formula of romance in the Redeeming Love (2022) movie. The focus of the problem is the convention and invention formula of romance in the Redeeming Love (2022) movie. The theory of Formula from John G. Cawelti analyzes the problem. This research method is descriptive qualitative. The data in this research is collected by watching the movie, taking notes, identifying, describing, interpreting, and analyzing the data, and concluding the results of the analysis. From the results of the analysis, the researcher found convention and invention in the movie. In terms of convention, this movie still maintains the romance formula, such as; (1) The plot of romance still consists of their first meeting, the man winning the woman, the conflict, and the happy ending. (2) The figure of romance still the presence of the hero and heroine namely Michael and Angel. (3) The setting of romance consists of a place setting on a hill, a time setting such as in the morning, afternoon, and evening, and an atmosphere setting such as happy, regretful, angry, tense, sad, worried, and afraid. As for the invention of new romance elements found in the movie, such as;  (1) Romance narrative structure using a mixed pattern of Cinderella pattern, Pamela pattern, and contemporary pattern, (2) The character of romance, such as; the hero is described as an ordinary, popular and beautiful heroine, and heroine who has a stubborn nature, (3) The plot of romance, such as; Hero gives up on heroine.


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How to Cite

Jusrianti, Rasiah Rasiah, and Arman Arman. 2024. “The Formula of Romance in the Redeeming Love (2022) Movie”. ELITE: Journal of English Language and Literature 9 (1):1-21.



Vol. 9 No. 1 June 2024

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