Fictional Characters in Asma Nadia’s Novel Surga Yang Tak Dirindukan


This paper is concerned about fictional characters in Asma Nadia’s novel Surga Yang Tak Dirindukan. A fictional character is a character that comes from a work of fiction and also divided into two types, simple character and complex character. The research was based on the existence of the dilators by fictional characters contained in the novel. The problems of this research cover types of fictional characters and how they are depicted in the novel. Thus, the aims of this research are to identify the types of fictional characters and to describe how the fictional characters depicted in the novel. The theory used in this research is adopted from Kenney (1966). The research method used is descriptive qualitative method proposed by Sugiyono (2017). From the analysis, it is found that various types of fictional characters in the novel are vividly portrayed. The moral lessons revealed in the novel are expected to be useful to be implemented in real life to identify types of fictional characters.


Keywords: fictional characters, complex character, simple character.

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