Volume 6, Issue 24 (2013)                   LCQ 2013, 6(24): 95-118 | Back to browse issues page

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ghasemzadeh S A. Meta textual and Archetypal Analysis of the Novel “Welcome to the Hades” Written by Belgheys Soleimani. LCQ. 2013; 6 (24) :95-118
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-11698-en.html
وزارت علوم، تحقیقات و فناوری
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One of those fictional streams is the tendency of women writers towards independence in writing and their attempt for establishing a kind of feminine writing style. According to some of its claimers, this style would be acquired through reconsidering patriarchal narratives and attempt to form a protest-critical movement with an approach of rereading mythical narratives. The novel “Welcome to the Hades” written by Belgheys Soleimani is a mythical-critical novel, in which the author as a representative of women population, has tried to present a kind of mythical model. Through this model, she tries to illustrate the ignored stand of women in society by some mythical narrations.It seems as if, according to her, ignorance of the role of women in patriarchal narratives such as war narratives, corresponds to the ignorance of goddesses in myths. Since mythical novels, as a result of following the mythical model, are character-based, the research has tried to focus on the main character of the novel and her spiritual-psychic status through the events of plot, and has based its theoretical framework on a consolidated approach towards theories of Transtextuality by Gerard Genette and archetypal analysis by Pearson. The result shows that the writer, by integration of Iranian mythical narrations like Rostam & Sohrab and Rostam & Esfandiar, and focus on Greek myth “Persefone & Hades”, tries to protest against the patriarchal process of mythical narratives in eastern and western parts of the world, and as a result to show that human society is only rescued by deconstructing male/female contrast and also revival of women rights. Representation of Rodabe in archetypal character of “Orphan” and her conversion to unsuccessful “Terminator”, shows the structural congruence of text and character with the theme of protest in the novel.
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Article Type: practical | Subject: contemporary Persian fiction|mythology|feministic criticism
Received: 2013/06/6 | Accepted: 2013/10/24 | Published: 2013/12/22

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