The Ideology of Narrative Text “I Lacur ”

The Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective

  • Nyoman Supadmi Universitas Udayana Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Nengah Sudipa Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Made Budiarsa Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I Ketut Darma Laksana Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia
Keywords: Text, Ideology, Balinese, Narrative, Systemic functional linguistic


Balinese narrative text entitled I Lacur deep moral value which is suitable for humanity to achieve good life quality. However, not all Balinese people know the existence of the text. Because of that reason, this research focused on how far the moral value was given for humanity. This research analyzed the ideology of the text. The theories used to analyze the problem were the theories of social context from Systemic Functional Linguistics, proposed by Halliday, namely; the context of the situation, the context of culture, and context of ideology. Dijk supported the ideology theory. The research used a qualitative method by doing observation for the whole text. The data were obtained from nonverbal languages released with actions done by the main figure, I Lacur  in the text. The results of the analysis were presented descriptively. Based on the result of the analysis, the text taught us how not to defame, insult, underestimate other people.  The text taught us how to respect the existence of other persons. Persons who were patient to follow what happened to them would get what they needed. The moral value of the text is that persons who treat others against human right will get unhappy in their lives. In contrast, persons who do a good thing in life will have happiness in their lives. Based on the context of the text, the name of lacur ‘poor’ refers to the villagers because they have very poor moral in performing life.


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How to Cite
Supadmi, N., Sudipa, N., Budiarsa, M., & Laksana, I. K. D. (2020). The Ideology of Narrative Text “I Lacur ”. The International Journal of Social Sciences World (TIJOSSW), 2(2), 161-168. Retrieved from

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