The awakening and Ghaflat al-turab. (c2013)

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dc.contributor.author Tabet El-Ghazal, Maha
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-27T11:39:44Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-27T11:39:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-05-27
dc.date.submitted 2013-01-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1520
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 90-94). en_US
dc.description.abstract The Awakening by Kate Chopin (1899) and the Lebanese novel Ghaflat Al- Turāb by Rachid El-Daif (1991) convey mythical themes namely: the party, the hortus conclusus, and death and rebirth. These themes allow a study of how the two cultures affect the protagonists in both novels. It appears that the protagonists seem to act as enlightened rebels in their communities. These enclosed communities or pocket cultures affect Edna and Sāyid. Edna tries to rebel through resorting to nature and its elements. She is similar to Aphrodite/Astarte in her appearance at the dinner party. This likeness foreshadows Edna’s last swim where she tends to be reborn from the sea just like Aphrodite. The lineage of Aphrodite/Astarte is also related to the presence of the Virgin Mary in Ghaflat Al-Turāb. Sāyid’s rebellion comes through his reaction towards the religious practices in his community and their superstitious beliefs. While Edna leaves everything behind and becomes one with nature, Sāyid chooses to stay in Ehden but live on the hope of witnessing a change one day. The protagonists rebel in one way or another and their rebellious views mark an underlying sarcasm to the trite thoughts of the two pocket cultures presented in both novels. Edna and Sāyid signify attempts of revolting against enclosed cultures. The rebellion might not be complete, but the trial is what really counts. The road that the protagonists follow matters more than where this road finally leads to. It is the journey that counts the most. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Chopin, Kate -- 1850-1904 -- Awakening en_US
dc.subject Daif, Rachid El -- Ghaflat Al-turab en_US
dc.subject Protagonists (Persons) in literature en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The awakening and Ghaflat al-turab. (c2013) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Two modern myths en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Comparative Literature en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200703730 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Latif Zeitouni
dc.author.commembers Dr. Vahid Behmardi
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xi, 94 leaves; ill. (some col.); 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Comparative Literature en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Kristiaan Aercke
dc.keywords Mythical themes en_US
dc.keywords Party en_US
dc.keywords Hortus Conclusus en_US
dc.keywords Death and Rebirth en_US
dc.keywords Enlightened Rebels en_US
dc.keywords Pocket Cultures en_US
dc.keywords Aphrodite/Astarte en_US
dc.keywords Virgin Mary en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2013.3 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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