Moral and Theological Values in a Literary Work: The Novel Robohnya Surau Kami by A.A. Navis
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- Moral; theological; novel; Literary
Non-fiction literary works that enhance morality, or called educative works, use rationality in its analysis so that it can arouse the character become a hard worker, persevering, efficient, and others. Through the meaning of these non-fiction literary works, any moral values do not need to be shown explicitly, but it can be also deliberately explicit for educational purposes. The novel Robohnya Surau Kami contains of many social criticisms. It also raises several characters of Indonesian society.A.A. Navis, the novelist of the novel, delivers the social criticism of the character of Indonesian society through the novel Robohnya surau kami in two methods, explicitly and implicitly. Both of these methods are used by novelists to address moral messages to thereaders. Based on Geography condition, Indonesia has a huge amount of arable lands and natural resources. But this prosperius-land condition actually make some Indonesian society even lazy and reluctant to work hard to become rich so that they can do good deeds, charities, help the poor, go hajj. The criticism by A.A. Navis in this fenomenal novel has the intention so that Indonesian society do not have the wrong understanding in life perspective as described by him in one of characters in this novel. This novel contains a moral message that has religious value. A.A. Navis, through the novel Robohnya surau kami, illustrates the negative impact that arises as a result of the neglected of moral and religious values by Indonesian society. So, through this non-fiction literary work, he tries to reprimand Indonesian Society. One cognitive value of a novel or other literary work is its psychological aspect, a novelist can teach more about human nature than the psychologist did.
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TY - CONF AU - Moh. Ramdon AU - Dede Fatinova AU - Ratna Juwitasari Emha AU - Natalia Endah AU - Yuli Iskandari PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/16 TI - Moral and Theological Values in a Literary Work: The Novel Robohnya Surau Kami by A.A. Navis BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (ICoRSH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 524 EP - 527 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211102.067 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211102.067 ID - Ramdon2021 ER -