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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Shahnameh the invaluable national epic of Iran especially in its mythic and heroic sections contain stories with in depth meanings. One of the useful areas of research is to analyze and criticize Shahnameh’s characters each of whom can each represent today’s man. The analysis and criticism of their deeds and behaviors throughout the stories in a way portray the dilemmas and problems that today’s man is grappled with everyday. The present article aims to analyze and criticize border line personality disorder in Sudabeh, Syavashe’s stepmother and KayKavus’s wife. At first it is necessary to give and introduction regarding personality and its disorder and characteristics of border line personality, and then Sudabeh’s qualities and her deeds are checked against those with personality disorder. Of the criteria for diagnosis of border line personality disorder mentioned in DSM-IV book Sudabeh’s character corresponds with five characteristics such as reckless attempts to avoid abandonment real or imaginary, anxiety, actions aimed at threatening, repeated self-mutilation, intense and unstable relationships, and vengeance. Apart from these attributes, traits such as telling lies, wile and guile, insult, and wickedness are clearly seen in her behavior all in search of a change taken place in her self portrait.