Moral Values Reflected in “The House on Mango Street” Novel Written by Sandra Cineros

Ariyanti Ariyanti


It is obvious that Literature is an important subject to be studied since it reflects every single aspect of human life such as happyness, sadness, truth, justice, respect, corage, faith, and other urgent elements. In this article, the researcher investigates moral values where it becomes one of the aspects to be analysed in Literature where the novel of “The House on Mango Street” written by Sandra Cineros is chosen by the researcher as the subject of the research with some important considerations. The criteria of moral values used by the researcher is based on the theory proposed by Kinner that consist of six major parts. In addition, the design of this research is qualitative research since the researcher tries to explore the moral values as reflected in the novel of “The House on Mango Street” descriptively. As the result, the researcher finds that all of the elements of moral values exist in the content of the novel except the point of “respect and caring for others” exactly in the element of “to not hurt others”. Meanwhile, the researcher also explains parts of novel subtitles which consist the facts which oppose with some elements of moral values.

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