Volume 20, Issue 4 (2014)                   AIJH 2014, 20(4): 61-76 | Back to browse issues page

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The Kalila & Dimna is considered as one of the beautiful collections of stories written in the field of philosophy and politics. In other words, animals used in this book as symbols have incurred much impact and at the same time could keep the actual intentions of the author hidden. One of the fables in this book is about a lion and jackals that show how their hostilities turn into friendship. The current paper tries to answer the following questions: Does this story carry the elements of fiction? (With regard to narrative context, characters, events and dialogType text or a website address or translate a document.ee), what are the relationships between these elements? Is there coherence among components? To respond to these questions, an attempt is made to discuss the fictional elements based on the principles of structuralism that forms the internal elements of the text. We have tried to distinguish the place of each of the elements in the story in order to explain the exact interaction between them as well as the nature of the relationship. Finally, we find that this story contains fictional elements in the framework of coherent structure.
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Received: 2013/07/30 | Accepted: 2013/12/7 | Published: 2014/06/2