نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشجوی دکتری زبان و ادبیات فارسی، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، واحد رودهن، ایران.
2 استادیار گروه زبان و ادبیات فارسی، دانشگاه پیام نور. ایران.
3 استادیار گروه زبان و ادبیات فارسی، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، واحد رودهن. ایران.
عنوان مقاله [English]
One comes across the story of "Removing the crown in between two lions" as a symbolic narrative in two eternal works of Hakim Ferdowsi and Nezami with striking similarities and slight differences. This research studies the function of Lion's imagery in Shahnameh Ferdowsi and Haft Paykar Nezami based on Gilbert Durand's theory. Durand's view towards myth is a particular one and has a different function. According to him myths are the most significant manifestation of imagination, and imagination is also composed of symbolic imagery. Applying the structures delineated by this great contemporary theoretician to this story in both Shahnameh and Haft Paykar, the symbolic imagery of the story is described and also how the imagination led to the creation of these imageries in the mind of their composers is accounted on.