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This study aimed to reveal one of the roles of literary works, especially for a novel in order to reveal the depth of someone’s natures. Natures in this study will be the trait, personality or the most common known as characters. In this case the characters were from the men’s characters in the novel. The source of the data was a novel written by famous English 19th woman author, Jane Austen. The title of the novel in this study was Emma that published in 1816. Library research was applied in this study by using the sociology theory and sociology of literature as an approach. The analysis of the study was presented in two parts; first the depth identification of the men characters and the second was the reasons of the men’s have such characters. The results of this study showed that there are several characters of the men found in the novel, those are; genteel, ambitious, foolish and funny. Social background, society and economic were the most reasons found of the men have such characters.

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