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Linguistic oppositions are considered as one of the most significant features of meaning production in any discourse system. This study acknowledges the linguistic features to be the most important cause of meaning production in the “Narrative of Fereydoon and Zahak” in Shahnameh. To fulfill such a goal, the above mentioned study, through a semiotic analysis, sets out to consider the formation of meaning based upon the oppositions within the narratives. In this study, the researchers have demonstrated the fact that the oppostions have been influential to the extents of levels and qualities in the formulation of semantic system of the story entitled as Zahak and Fereydoon. Considering the different dimensions of such oppositions in narrative, it will turn out that the linguistic oppositions employed by discourse are in fact codes that are contigent upon culture and history.Reader’s link with narratological structure of a text entails their awareness of the cultural and historical context of a narrative. Another finding of this very research is the portrayal of how the function of main characters’ opposition operates within the narrative in its formation. Oppositional function of the influential characters within the process of story has been appeared in two ways: in relation to the themselves and to the others.