HONESTY IN LITERATURE WORKS: BETWEEN PRO AND CONS

Rokhmat Basuki, Yayah Chanafiah

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Abstract: As an author or author of literary works, they are still required to convey various events and problems honestly in their creative process. In this case, there is a burden and moral responsibility to the reader because in reading a literary works, the reader is expected to get an inner experience from the creative process of the author. Therefore, even the literary works are fiction, it must tell the truth, speak openly. Speak honestly, tell the truth and speak openly also contain pros and cons. It is believed that the reader must be someone who likes and on the others side there are those who do not like it. When Habiburahman El Sirazi in the “Ayat Ayat Cinta” novel alludes to polygamy, many readers protested. Likewise, when Anam Khoirul Anam in the “Dzikir-Dzikir Cinta” novel revealed several incidents in the Pesantren (Boarding School), which have never been revealed, get some reactions from some parties. And there are still other novels that have received the pros and cons. This differences of point of view is interesting to be discussed in this article.


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