Journal of the stylistic of Persian poem and prose
Journal of the stylistic of Persian poem and prose شماره 82

volume Number : 15
number In Volume : 12
issue Number : 82

Journal of the stylistic of Persian poem and prose
volume Number 15، number In Volume 12، ، issue Number 82

Love in Localized Literature of of Magic Realism: Stylistic Analysis of Boy Snails

Mohammad Hadi Jahandideh (Author in Charge)


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Literary Localization Movement is on the path of its growth and sublimity and Magic Realism has impressed the contemporary Persian writers. By utilizing the components of “Magic Realism”, Aram bestows Boy Snails (2014) a fanciful atmosphere and illustrates various types of love in the framework of this literary school. Characters’ love behaviours to which Sternberg (1998) refers as “love story” is built on specific social and cultural factors which are, in turn, responsible for the survival of their love relations. This study aims at determining the degree of overlapping between characters’ love stories with Sternberg’s theory through stylistic analysis of magic realism strategies in the selected novel.

METHODOLOGY: This interdisciplinary research is conducted by using descriptive-analytic methodology. Analysis of data is made by using SPSS software and the frequencies of magic realism components as well as eight forms of love in Sternberg"s theory are determined through Chi-square results.

FINDINGS: The findings indicate a meaningful difference in the frequencies of magic realism components and eight types of love in Boy Snails (2014). “Infatuation” has the highest frequency among eight forms of love which is looked upon by the writer from “Multiple-points of View”.

CONCLUSION: In Boy Snails, “love stories” which are narrated in polyphonic manner from “Multiple-points of View” overlap with Sternberg"s theory. “Fantasy story” has higher frequency and it suits with the novel’s atmosphere of magic realism. Although the writer has tried to show the privilege of “consummate love” for bringing it into premier discourse, the chararcters fail to achive this ideal relationship in the novel.


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