SEMIOTIC ANALYSIS TOWARDS CHARACTERS BUILDING SENSES ON NARRATIVE TEXT “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AS YOU ARE”
Keywords: Characters Building Senses, Narrative Text, Junior High School
AbstractThis research aims to describe the semiotic meaning on “You Are Beautiful As You Are” text towards characters building senses and describe the way narrative material can build the students’ character. The research method included: 1) the research design used; descriptive qualitative. 2) The object used; narrative text entitled “You Are Beautiful As You Are”. 3) The data and data source were taken from moral value, visualization, and phrases used and they were taken from Eighth Grader of Junior high school text book. 4) The primary data and secondary data were from the writer herself and syllabus, KI, and teacher’s book. 5) The techniques of analyzing the data were; listed the data, identified, classified into signifier and signified, described the types of semiotic then, constructed the types of semiotic found. The result showed that there were twelve terms which gave us deeper meaning of each character, moral value and phrases used. All this findings led to the second conclusion that the given text was containing good moral value as part of building the student’s characters. Hence, this research can lead the student to build their characters as manifestation of “Love My Self” personalities.