Environmental Values in The Folklore at The Region Pitu Village, Ngawi Regency: Literary Ecocritic Approach

Vinsca Sabrina Claudia, Sarwiji Suwandi, Nugraheni Eko Wardani

Abstract


The area of Pitu Village has a unique culture that is related to humans and nature that affects their life patterns.
In reality, people's culture can be obtained through oral literature from generation to generation to create the
origin of regional names having a positive impact on life. Therefore, folklore can describe environmental
problems to provide awareness of concern for ecological events that occur around them. Thus, this study aims to
describe and explain environmental care values in the folklore of the origins of Gunung Rambut hamlet and
Watu Gudhel hamlet in Pitu Village, Ngawi Regency. The method used in this research is descriptive qualitative.
This study indicates that there are various values of environmental care expressed in the folklore of the origins of
Gunung Rambut hamlet and Watu Gudhel hamlet so that they can provide a relationship with one another in the
surrounding environment. Besides, it can provide lessons to preserve the nation's ancestral culture that contains a
robust ecology.


Keywords


environmental values, folklore, literary ecocritic

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