[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
Main Menu
About ARIA::
Journal Information::
Articles archive::
For Authors::
For Reviewers::
Contact us::
Site Facilities::
Search in website

Advanced Search
Receive site information
Enter your Email in the following box to receive the site news and information.
:: Volume 11, Issue 42 (Spring 2022) ::
کیمیای هنر 2022, 11(42): 49-66 Back to browse issues page
Analysis of the Narrative Elements of the Story of Prophet Moses Based on the Theory of the Single Myth of Joseph Campbell
Mohammad Afrough *
Abstract:   (1030 Views)
Mythical criticism of literal and/or art works may be considered as one of the most important branches of criticism. In this respect, the idea of monomyth of Joseph Campbell, thanks to its distinctive feature, has been always referred to by many researchers in art, literature as well as linguistics. Campbell maintains that myths, in the beginning, follow architypes in terms of form, content and structure. In different cultures, however, they are transformed into different forms in the course of time. Here, a hero (more technically known protagonist) plays a major role in universal architypes. Religious myths, among other pivotal ones, have been represented into diverse derivations. Accordingly, the story of Moses, the Prophet, with its narrative dimensions, is a prime example of a religious myth. In the present study, the story of Moses depicted onto a rug ground has been read mythically. The main question here is how Campbell’s idea of monomyth can help us to read the course of the story from the start to the end of the journey as well as the role of the antagonist, the Moses, so that deeper layers of spiritual transformation of Moses can be appreciated more tangibly. In this story, Moses, the Prophet, as a religious mythical hero, has been chosen to fulfil his divine mission. Campbell holds that the journey of nearly all heroes may be formulated in three major pillars namely, Separation (departure), being Honored and Return. Findings: According to Joseph Campbell’s idea of monomyth of Joseph Campbell, the form and content of the story of Moses, as a religious myth, can be safely put in those mythical stories enjoying primal architypes. Along with other symbolic elements and architypes, Moses, as the hero of the story, passes the three phases successfully one after another, in his own manner, to accomplish his mission. This study is essentially qualitative. The data were gathered mainly from library sources and then were analyzed descriptively.
Keywords: mythical criticism, Joseph Campbell, Moses, rug
Full-Text [PDF 1246 kb]   (395 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/11/17 | Accepted: 2022/06/19
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Afrough M. Analysis of the Narrative Elements of the Story of Prophet Moses Based on the Theory of the Single Myth of Joseph Campbell. کیمیای هنر 2022; 11 (42) :49-66
URL: http://kimiahonar.ir/article-1-2081-en.html

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 11, Issue 42 (Spring 2022) Back to browse issues page
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 37 queries by YEKTAWEB 4639