MORAL VALUE IN SUNDANESE TRADITIONAL WEDDING CEREMONY OF MAPAG PANGANTEN

Cecep Agus, Dinny Sofiyani

Abstract


This paper proposes a construction of moral value in Sundanese context. It examines the meaning of the lyrics found in the traditional wedding ceremony “Mapag Panganten” employing Roland Barthes semiotic approach. Thus, the objective of this ethnography study is to explore moral value through the denotative and connotative meaning of lyrics found in “Mapag Panganten” and to describe the myth of the lyrics. Observation, interview, and documentation were conducted as the technique of collecting data used in this study. The result of the analysis shows that the denotation meaning on lyrics is about the welcoming towards the groom’s family. It also contains invocations and hopes for the groom and the bride. The connotation meaning is regarding to the delighted feeling of bride’s family. Furthermore, there are hopes and prayers for the bride and the groom in order to be given happiness and blessing by Allah. In addition, the myth obtained on lyrics are related to the moral value which classified into the value that related to other people and that related to the God.

Keywords: connotative, denotative, lyrics, mapag panganten, moral value.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.32493/.v10i1.9462

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