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Sajjadi M, sajjadi S Y. A Comparative Study of the Objectification in Female Characters in Two Novels by Simin Daneshvar and Michel Boutour's. CLRJ. 2020; 8 (1) :88-109
URL: http://clrj.modares.ac.ir/article-12-36496-en.html
1- Department of English language, Abadeh branch, Islamic Azad University, Abadeh, Iran , mansoureh.sajjadi@ymail.com
2- phd. candidate
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Comparative literature is a kind of interdisciplinary research study and it is a branch of history of literature which considers historical and literal relations between two or among several national literatures. This study comparatively considers the objectification of female characters in Suvashun written by Simin Daneshvar and a change of heart ( la modification) by Michel Butor.
The main character of Suvashun is Zari, which is a woman of family And this dependence makes her timid and obedient and takes the subjectivity away from her. From the beginning of the story she is in fluctuation between fear and bravery until the moment when her husband is assassinated and then she decided to be brave and remove her objectification.
In Change of heart, Cecile and Henriette are the two women who suffer from the imposed objectification in the mind of the main character mr Leon Delmon and until the end of the story this objectification lasts. Leon Delmon wants his wife as a lady who manages his house affairs and his beloved as a lady to promenade with her in Rome.
The results of the present study showed that female characters of these two novels  suffer from objectification. In change of heart there is no way for them to be free from objectification while in Suvashun there exist a possibility for the female character to be free from objectification and her subjectivity is developed at the end.
 
Key words: Suvashon, Daneshvar,change of heart,Butor,obectification, subjectivity
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