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Rasmi A. The Birth and Rebirth of the Hero in the Story of "Tahir and Zohreh" based on the Turkmen Narratives of Iran, Gebris and Kumuk. CLRJ 2022; 10 (3) :56-80
URL: http://clrj.modares.ac.ir/article-12-61840-en.html
Associate professor of persian language and Literature of Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University , rasmi1390@yahoo.com
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The myth of the hero, which is accompanied by a lot of wisdom and inspiration, expresses the human desire for transformational growth. The audience of this myth identifies with the hero, and in fact, mythology creates a context where a person can transform and reach perfection by reading and listening to it. One of the famous stories of Turkish nations, that has different narratives in Iran, Azerbaijan, Tatar, Turkmen, Uzbek, Cyprus, Anatolia, among others, is the story of "Taher and Zohreh". This story, which like other Ashiqlar literatures, is the symbol of the hero's death and rebirth, happens many times throughout the story. In the course of the story, apart from mmetempsychosis, the protagonist experiences four types of rebirth: 1. renovation, 2. Indirect re-birth, 3. reincarnation, and 4. resurrection. What dies is usually the former "self" of the hero who, by his death and rebirth, marks the awakening of society. This death can be the death of doubt, breach of contract, betrayal, lies, and deceit, who dies by love, that is always manifested in human life. This article examines the death and repetitive rebirth of the hero in the story of “Taher and Zohreh” based on the narratives of Iran, Gebres and Kumuk with descriptive and analytical method.

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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Comparative research
Received: 2022/05/27 | Accepted: 2022/10/2 | Published: 2022/12/21

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