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Afarin F. A Jungian Reading of Shazdeh Ehtejab. LCQ. 2009; 2 (7) :9-36
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-9051-en.html
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This paper aims at a Jungian reading of Shazdeh Ehtejab and thus tries to find the traces of archetypes in the novel. Among the most important archetypes and primordial images that have found expression in the text, one can mention the hero archetypes, the images of water, fire, desert, colors and numbers along with the archetypes associated with Jung’s theory of individuation, i.e., the shadow, the persona and the anima. I have tried to use this conceptual framework to shed light on the way one can interpret different characters of Golshiri’s novel. Thus in my reading the grandfather symbolizes the devil while the prince himself is the exemplification of the hero archetype
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Received: 2009/04/5 | Accepted: 2009/09/21 | Published: 2010/02/26

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