The Analysis of Moral Found in John Steinbeck‟s Novel The Grapes of Wrath


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  Name : SOFIE ARINA SIREGARTitle of Paper : The Analysis of Moral Found in John Steinbeck ‟s Novel The Grapes of Wrath Qualification : D-III/ Ahli MadyaStudy Program : EnglishI am willing that my paper should be available for reproduction at the discretion of the librarian of the Diploma III English Study Program Faculty of Letters USUon the understanding that users are made aware of their obligation under the law of the Republic of Indonesia. ABSTRACT The title of this paper is The Analysis of Moral Found in John Steinbeck‟s Novel Moral is a system of human behavior values that contained The Grapes of Wrath.the good and the bad.


1.1 The Background of the Study

  1.3 The Scope of the Study The scope of the study is focused on how are the moral pictured in the novel and how are the moral done by the characters in the novel. For the purpose of writing this paper the writer applies the library research because all the data are collected fromthe text of the novel in the form of quotations.


  The round character profits fromexperience and undergoes a change or alteration, which may be shown in an action or actions the realization of new strength and therefore the affirmation ofprevious decisions, the acceptance of a new condition or the discovery of unrecognized truths. Abrams (1981:32) says that characters are the person represented in a dramatic or narrative work, who are interpreted by the reader as being endowed A character may remain essentially stable or unchanged in outlook and disposition, from beginning to end of a work or may undergo a radical changeeither through a gradual process of development or as the result of a crisis.

2.3 Moral

  Moral may also be defined as synonymous with ethics, the field that around the meanings such as, how a moral outcome can be achieved in a specificsituation, how moral values should be determined, what morals people actually stayed up, what the fundamental nature of ethics or moral is including whether it The distinction between moral and ethics is moral shows our action directly while ethics is a science. When this distinction is made, the term morals istaken to refer to generally accepted standards of right and wrong in a society and the term ethics is taken to refer to more abstract principles which might appear ina code of professional ethics or in ethical theory.


3.1 Greediness on Power

  A cynical comment from the land owner goes as follows :"The Bank-or the company-needs-wants-insists-must have-as though the bank or the company were a monster, with thought and feeling, which had ensnaredthem." (1) The notion of the word monster is symbolical of selfish power. “The man sitting in the iron seat did not look like a man; gloved, goggled, rubber dust mask over nose and mouth, he was part of the monster, a robot in the seat”(4) The economic collapse has made people blind to see the truth.

3.2 Patience on Suffering

  The tenant farmers are the people who cultivate someone else‟s land, giving the land owner a share of the crops, that in the end they have been forcedoff of the land by the land owner or the banks or the monster. Nowadays, the economy is a mess, the land owner have realized that one tractor can doing the work of an entire family and requires less money to operateand maintain.


4.1 Conclusion

  Men will get angry whenthey are starving; and men will be blind in jealousy when they have nothing to eat; and men will forget what goodness can be found in man when they have no homesto stay, and let alone having no money to buy things they need. The Grapes of Wrath is a portrait of life historythat pictures how man ‟s patience on shouldering suffering may result a sense of toughness and braver to go on living.

4.2 Suggestion

  The novel The Grapes of Wrath is a good example for understanding American‟s life history especially great depression in 1920 ‟s. It is said so the student may increase their competence by knowingEnglish, in written or spoken, by learning English sentences in the novel.

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