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Arketipi i apokrifës
The archetype of apocrypha

Gjergji Fishta's tragedy "Judah Maccabee"

Author(s): Orjela Stafanasi
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Albanian Literature
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: archetype;apocrypha;topics;hypertext;hypotext;parable;exegesis;doctrine;

Summary/Abstract: Gjergj Fishta, being Franciscan friar, was familiar with the religious topics, which are included into his works. The tragedy "Judah Maccabee" is structured as a biblical parable, which through the archetype of the hero, derived from the apocryphal texts of the Old Testament, gives the patriotic message that in Fishta's works always appears as the binom of homeland/religion. Being a hypertext, Fishta’s tragedy has the hypotext signs since the title and throughout the dramatic text, which, as a text related to the theater's medium, and also to the context of the public, is enriched with universal motives and ideas.Judah Maccabee is a Biblical archetype, categorized by exegetes in the apocryphal texts, but conducive for the Christian religion because of the educative function, which, as in all biblical parables, in this tragedy is realized through the medieval doctrine of four meanings.

  • Issue Year: 2/2018
  • Issue No: 37
  • Page Range: 385 - 390
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Albanian