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AN ANALYSIS OF MORAL VALUES DEPICTED BY HESTER PRYNNE IN THE NOVEL "THE SCARLET LETTER" BY NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

NURHAYATUN, WILDA (2016) AN ANALYSIS OF MORAL VALUES DEPICTED BY HESTER PRYNNE IN THE NOVEL "THE SCARLET LETTER" BY NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Essentially, every culture has different moral values due to the fact that every culture has its own traditions, laws, behaviour patterns, beliefs and moral values system. Moral value is a fundamental value that is used by people as a rule in determining either what is good or bad within particular societies. Basically, there are ten kinds of moral values, namely bravery, humbleness, honesty, steadfastness, love and affection, responsibility, cooperativeness, thankfulness, kind-hearted and trustworthiness. Moreover, this study aimed to find out the moral values depicted by Hester Prynne and the ways Hester Prynne behaved the moral values in the novel "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In addition, descriptive qualitative research design was employed in this research. Moreover, the objective approach was used in analyzing this study because this only dealt with literary work itself without studying the author's life. Furthermore, Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The Scarlet Letter" was the object or the main resource of the data of this study. This study revealed that Hester Prynne who was the main character of the novel "The Scarlet Letter" imparted five kinds of moral values, namely bravery, honesty, love and affection, responsibility and kind-hearted. In addition, as proofs, the bravery moral value was illustrated by 5 quotations, the honesty moral value was illustrated by 2 quotations, the love and affection moral value was illustrated by 1 quotation, the responsibility moral value was illustrated by 1 quotation, and the kind-hearted moral value was illustrated by 1 quotation. In terms of dominance, the bravery moral value was the most dominant moral value imparted by Hester Prynne. Furthermore, the ways Hester Prynne depicted those five kinds of moral values were by firmly arguing and wisely advising.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Adi Husada
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 11:41
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 06:45
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/32754

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