Moral qualities of the main character in Madame Bovary

Riptanti, Rina Puspa (2008) Moral qualities of the main character in Madame Bovary. Undergraduate thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Literature is fiction work which is created based on emotion when the author observes the environment as the matter of story. A literary work also may be assumed as the expression of the writer’s idea, imagination, thought, will and life experiences, whether it is come from emotion of happiness, fear, aspiration and social phenomenon.

The researcher analyzes about the moral qualities found in the main character, factors influence the moral qualities, and the effects of the main character’s acts. This study is important because moral elements conveyed in this novel give knowledge and educate human morality.

In this study the researcher uses moral approach to deal with the data. This approach tries to discuss the relation of literary work with moral norms prevailed in society. Moral approach used to finding and understanding moral that showed through the act. Therefore, the analysis is focused on studying moral qualities of the main character which is depicted in a literary work.

Moral qualities that found in Madame Bovary novel show that men have good and bad sides. They use their act to reach the purpose of life. The environment could support this act. From the analysis, it is concluded that human behavior, except from the inside, is also affected from the outside. This story also makes us realize that everything in this life will not always appropriate with we want. Because according to the data found that Emma is a person who tries to look for or get the life she wanted but fail. This novel hoped can arouse the readers for more careful to pass this life. Every step that is done consciously will determine our life direction.

Finally, the researcher hopes that this research can give inspiration to the next researcher, who will conduct similar study, in moral aspect research by using other theories that more complete and better. This research also proposed that the analysis of moral quality that is depicted in Madame Bovary novel is helpful to enrich the knowledge about good and bad moral and the effect which is emerged.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Supervisor: Andarwati, Andarwati
Keywords: Moral Quality Analysis; Moral Theory
Departement: Fakultas Humaniora > Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dian Anesti
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2016 10:18
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2016 10:18

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