The Moral Values in Jaka Tarub and Nawangwulan Folklore from Javanese Literature

Yuliyanti, Kundharu Sadhono, Prasetyo Adi Wisnu Wibowo


The folklore of Jaka Tarub and Nawangwulan has a valuable role in the repertoire of literary works because it contains a lot of moral values. Jaka Tarub and Nawangwulan at the Babad Demak script reflected the moral value through their story. The story is also related to some history of regions in Indonesia, namely Grobogan, Magelang, Tuban, Kudus, and Jepara. This study aimed to describe the moral value of Jaka Tarub's text in the Babad Demak to be applied in language learning in schools, including elementary school, junior high school, and high school. This research was cultural-qualitative research with a folklore approach. The data sources were informants and documents, while the data were in the form of document data from the Javanese script, namely the Babad Demak. The researchers collected the data through narrative interviews and a literature study. To interpret the data, the researchers examined it from both a functional and a documented aspect. The results of this study contain moral values such as belief, religion, responsibility, honesty, disappointment, caring, and compassion. This research is necessary for Javanese cultural treasures because it introduces cultural treasures and teaches character values to maintain cultures like Jaka Tarub and Nawangwulan folklore.


Keywords: culture, folklore, jaka tarub, moral values.


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