MORALITY IN WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS’S THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM: A PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACH

Setyawan, Didik (2008) MORALITY IN WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS’S THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM: A PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACH. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta.

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Abstract

The object of this research is a novel entitled The Rise of Silas Lapham written by William Dean Howells published in 1884. This research focused on the morality growth of the main character as reflected in the novel. The aim of this research is finding the author’s criticism on the aspect of morality in the society. The research belongs to qualitative research. In this study, the researcher uses two kinds of data sources namely primary and secondary data source. The primary data source is the object of the research itself that is The Rise of Silas Lapham, in the meantime, secondary data source is any literature related with the research. The technique of data analysis of this research is descriptive technique. In analyzing the novel, the writer use the theory of moral that thought by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Leibniz’s theory has four principles: Goodness, Justice, Theodicy and the Progress Toward Perfection. After analyzing The Rise of Silas Lapham, the writer draw conclusion. The morality is the major issues in the novel. Morality and ethics are the way for somebody to response the citizen. It is more important than a wealth.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Rise of Silas Lapham, Morality and ethics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Ken Retno Yuniwati
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2008 04:01
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2010 13:04
URI: http://eprints.ums.ac.id/id/eprint/262

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