STAND OUT CHARACTERS THAT ARE IN LOVE AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS AS A PROTEXT IN MAWLANA (MATHNAWI) / MODEL OF LAYLA AND MAJNUN/ Cover Image
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TIPIZIRANI LIKOVI ZALJUBLJENIH I NJIHOVI ODNOSI KAO PROTOTEKST U MEVLANINOJ MESNEVIJI/MODEL LEJLE I MEDŽNUNA/
STAND OUT CHARACTERS THAT ARE IN LOVE AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS AS A PROTEXT IN MAWLANA (MATHNAWI) / MODEL OF LAYLA AND MAJNUN/

Author(s): Amina Šiljak-Jesenković
Subject(s): Other Language Literature
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: Mawlana; Mathnawi; Majnun; Layla; Love; Loved One; Loving One; prototext; metatext; hypertext;
Summary/Abstract: This paper points to places in Mathnawi where Mawlana Galaluddin Rumi presents his view on the unique Path of Love through (prototextual) mentioning of Majnun and Layla, that is, by referring to the characters of this story from Arabic oral tradition, and by placing the already standardized heroes in certain new (and general) circumstances. Identification of the author (but also a reader) with Majnun, whose perspective is inevitable for Layla to be recognized as the Loved One, is only an expression ofthe path (realizable and passable through examples of Mahmud and Ajaz,Zulaykha and Yusuf, Yakub and Yusuf as well) – and it is only a prototext on to which the individual expression is being added (metatext, whether it is an author’s comment, readers reception or the ‘’living’’ of the text)included into the endless ‘’hypertext’’ – by which the Truth presents itself to sons of Adam in a continuous and vivid manner – to those with mind,but who are also willing to leave their reason, when it starts to stifle them.

  • Page Range: 343-352
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: Bosnian