ALLMERS’ AND RITA’S MORALITY IN HENRIK IBSEN’S LITTLE EYOLF
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Little Eyolf is a drama written by Henrik Ibsen that tells about an exploration of human morality and presents a constant conversation regarding the inherent people’s vice and virtue. This thesis studies about the morality of Allmers’ and Rita’s character. It analyses Allmers’ and Rita’s morality, how they render their moral to their child, and what motivates them to gain their morality as well as how their morality affects their life. This thesis analyses about Allmers’ and Rita’s morality, the impacts of Allmers’ and Rita’s morality toward Eyolf, and the influences of Eyolf’s death toward Allmers’ and Rita’s life. The study is done through library research that collects data from libraries as well as uses internet resources. Here, the method of analysis is inductive method. It analyzes the data from specific cases to a general conclusion. It tries to establish a general truth from the observation of specific facts. Hence, using moral theory by Immanuel Kant, such good will, duty, reason and freedom, and consciousness, Allmers’ and Rita’s vice and virtue are analyzed. The point of this thesis is to analyze moral that Mr. Allmers and Rita have vice and virtue. The virtues are: good will, love, good duty or care, bravery, and consciousness. The vice are: self-interest, stubbornness, despair or hopelessness, imperfect duties, ruthlessness, and jealousy. The goal of this thesis is to investigate the morality regarding to the human behavior through Mr. Allmers and Rita which is clearly defined in the drama Little Eyolf. Morality is a form which is used by society in the form of norms or rules. Vice or virtue of someone’s behavior is related with morality. Without evaluation toward behavioral orders, humans live freely and have no direction. The rules become an important part of human guidance for the life in the society.