Harper Lee Is Just Required To Kill A Mocking Bird: A Pragmatic Study
The research is aimed to describe the good characterizations of the main characters in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, to explain the plot of the novel, and to find the educational values revealed in the novel. The subject of this study is the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and the object of this study is educational values revealed in the novel. This research methodology was a descriptive qualitative method in which Abram’s and Subhan’s ideas accounted for pragmatic concept and theory of character and characterization, meanwhile Foster’s and Tennyson’s accounted for a plot, Mahfud’s , Muryahardjo’s, and Ratna’s accounted for educational values in the story. Thus, the researcher employed their theoretical ideas to deal with this current investiagtion. The results of this study are as follows; the first, the good characterization of the novel are curious, diligent, wise, caring, creative, and brave. The second, the plot of the novel is regressive plot because the novel told about the experience of Scout and Jem. The third, the educational values of the novel are divided into four elements namely; values of religious education, values of moral education, values of social education, and values of cultural education.