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Kazem Ibrahim A, Mirzaei F, Parvini K. The violence and tyranny of power in the novel (the country Night) by janan jassem Hallawi. AIJH 2023; 29 (4) :67-88
URL: http://aijh.modares.ac.ir/article-31-54490-en.html
1- PhD student in Arabic Language and Literature, Tarbiat Modares University
2- Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, TarbiatModares University
3- Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, Tarbiat Modares University
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The novel, with the tools of language, represents the real world, so the word takes the place of lens, revealing different  aspects of society. The study of the narrative text in its cultural, social, political and historical format and its role in the formation of cultural identity for society helps to search about the emplicit pattern behind the apparent text and its technical esthetics. The purpose of this study with an analytical and descriptive approach and based on critical approaches for cultural criticism and its procedures by focusing on the parallel cultural pattrens behind the linguistic construction of the text in the novel "The Country Night" by Janan Jassim Hallway is presenting a perception about cultural patterns in their aesthetic and ugly dimensions. A esthetics lead to cultural awareness, but the ugliness are the systemic defects hidden under the mantle of the aesthetic as one of the cultural tricks that lead to cultural blindness. The obvious cultural habits of the war discourse in this novel are the dignity, honor, and defense of the eastern front of the Arab world, as opposed to the harsh and hidden cultural practices of the regime.The fictional character (Abdullah), like any Iraqian, feels no identity in his life in front of repressive behavior. Even the place in the story changes from a happy place (a place for children to play) to a sad place (a place of execution) to shows the dominance of cultural practices created by state violence in Iraqian society.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Arts and Humanities (General)
Received: 2021/07/31 | Accepted: 2021/11/5 | Published: 2023/06/29

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