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Saadati A, Mohammadi Fesharaki M. An Analysis of Moral Expressions in the Nation of Love. LIRE 2021; 17 (69) :63-93
URL: http://lire.modares.ac.ir/article-41-52242-en.html
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The purpose of this study was to interpret the moral Motif of the novel “The nation Of Love” in an analytical and descriptive way based on the author's expression. Shafak reminds the necessity of turning to morality and spirituality in life by borrowing from the thoughts of Shams and Rumi and by creative and innovative re-reading of love in two parallel narratives and focusing on the forty laws of Shams. Although the novel is narrated in two different times and places that are significantly different, but they are similar to each other because they both have the same Motif. One of the reasons for Shafak's growing success is the combination of tradition and modernity and the invisible connection between the two stories. However, the main reason for the readers' interest in this novel can be the second narrative and the familiarity and relationship between Shams and Rumi. The magnetism of the mysterious relationship between Shams and Rumi, which made the first narration impossible, has caused the spiritual transformation of the readers of this novel.
      The research findings indicated that the author has focused on spiritual issues in this novel in two direct and indirect ways and has diligently tried to instill moral values. In the direct method, the author has used communing (questioning and answering), arguing, and short sentences by relying on news propositions. In the indirect method, the author has explained moral bottleneck through description, the use of symbols and similes, the performance of the fictional character, as well as ironic tricks and provided the ground for cultivating moral understanding in the audience through illustration and detail. Finally, the readers of this novel could strengthen their moral senses with the help of simulation, empathy, and imagination.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Contemporary Literature/ Story / Novel
Received: 2020/02/29 | Accepted: 2020/12/7 | Published: 2021/01/19

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