Maria’s moral reasoning in Paulo Coelho’s eleven minutes viewed from Lawrence Kohlberg’s theory

Ulya, Nimatul (2015) Maria’s moral reasoning in Paulo Coelho’s eleven minutes viewed from Lawrence Kohlberg’s theory. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Moral reasoning is needed to clarify moral actions. However, moral reasoning is included into psychological case which affects someone’s decision. Thereby, understanding psychological aspect of the characters in the novel, notably the main character will extremely help in understanding the novel and its purpose comprehensively. Evidently Coelho’s Eleven Minutespoints out Maria and her life as the main object. Therefore, Maria’s psychological aspect become prominent thing to analyze. By using Lawrence’s moral development theory, the researcher aims to show the moral reasoning underlying Maria’s decisions to solve every problems she faced. From the mentioned description, the analysis is titled as Maria’s Moral Reasoning in Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes Viewed from Lawrence Kohlberg’s Theory.

There are two research questions related to the analysis. The first is to find out the problem faced by Maria. The second is to find outhow Maria solves her problems viewed from Kohlberg’s moral development.

The research applies literary criticisms as the method of this analysis. The source is taken from Coelho’s Eleven Minutes, which is focused on main character’s psychological aspect, especially on her moral reasoning. It is viewed from Lawrence Kohlberg’s theory of moral development which is divided his moral development theory into three levels, and each level consists of two stages.

As the result, researcher finds that Maria has some the problems which requires her to solve it by such actions. On the other side, Maria’s life story theoretically passes through three levels of moral reasoning of Kohlberg’s theory of moral development gradually and chronologically.Generally, the theory of moral development belonging to Kohlberg is obtained in Maria’s life in case of her moral reasoning when she decides to do something to solve her problems.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Syamsudin, Syamsudin
Keywords: Moral Reasoning; Judgmen; Pre-conventional Morality; Conventional Morality; Post-conventional Morality
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2016 06:16
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2016 06:16

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