Genre and Attitude to Support Character Development in Children Stories

Riyadi Santosa, Djatmika Djatmika, Dyah Ayu Nila Khrisna


This research studies how characters are developed through genres and attitude systems used in children's stories. This study uses ten children's stories contained in two children's story books as data sources. Data for the research are in the form of genre and stages as well as attitude system consisting of affect, judgement, and appreciation in the ten children's stories. The results show that the ten children's stories are written as narrative texts. However, only six stories have complete stages such as Orientation, Complications, Evaluation and Resolution, while the other four stories only have three obligatory units, excluding evalution. In addition, the stages in the narrative genre have not been maximally and proportionally used to develop the characters according to the function of each stage in the story. As a result, the attitude system has also not been used maximally and proportionally in developing the stages in such narrative texts.

Keywords: characters, children's stories, genre, narrative, stages,appraisal


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