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Fayyazikia M. a comparative study of the literary narrative of Rowzat-al-Mojahedin and the dramatic plot of Mokhtarnameh. LCQ. 2013; 5 (20) :195-218
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The present article studies the reality-based adaptation of a religious event in the Islamic history through comparison between literary and daramtic narrativs in Rowzat-al-Mojahedin (by Waez Heravi) and the TV-series of Mokhtarnameh (by Mirbagheri) and its aesthetic limitations for the mass media. the popular literature in the Persian language sometimes have retold and described the religious history which has led to an imaginary fictionalized narrative to be spread among the public. The important point about this genre of the Persian Literature is the incorporation of the author's imagination with the historical narrative for the particular effect onhe audience to be reached; this is the very method today - with emersion of TV - being used by dramatisrs to dramatize the historical texts of Islam. The TV-series Mokhtarnameh is one of the latest attempts made to blend the historical text narrative with imagination; an attempt that resembles that of Heravi's during Safavid era which led to Rowzat-al-Mojahedin to be created. The comparative study between the two explains the imaginary functions in both and the different attitudes towards fictionalizing in the process of literary and dramatic narrative based upon historical text. The contemprary case of Mokhtarnameh uses the imagination to reach a political historical analysis while on the other hand Heravi's narrative portrays an ideal world rooted in a different view on the universe.
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Article Type: practical | Subject: narratology|folklore|film criticism
Received: 2012/07/16 | Accepted: 2012/09/30 | Published: 2012/12/10

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