Volume 9 , Issue 5 , October 2021 , Pages: 80 - 88
Analysis of the Myths of the Chickpea Folk Tale and the Story of the Wizard of Oz with Campbell's "Pattern of the Hero's Journey"
Vahid Mobarak, Department of Persian Language and Literature, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
Received: Sep. 9, 2021;       Accepted: Sep. 28, 2021;       Published: Oct. 30, 2021
DOI: 10.11648/        View        Downloads  
The story of the half-peas is a folk tale and the story of the Magician of the Oz, written and translated with a very solid plot in children’s literature, shows a great deal of similarity and homogeneity; from a functional and language attitude point of view, the story of the half peas and the magician of Oz, after praising and indispensable of pragmatism, the possibility of similarity and commonality of popular and childish ideas in the quest for self-knowledge, truth and braveness, socialization and joining the community, manifest. In this descriptive-analytical research, it is shown that this continuity corresponds not only in simple expression and language but also in basic principles and ideas, and inductive findings indicate that there is an archetype of hero’s journey, with three stages of separation, arrival and return, in both stories, and this common point of the myth connects vulgarity with childhood. Contrary to the simplicity of their language, which facilitates the transmission of the heritage of the past and the live experiences of human beings, popular and childish literature is thought provoking and full of knowledge, and carries the heavy burden of passing on cultural themes and concepts from generation to generation.
Adaptation, Folk Tale, Half-peas, Hero Journey, The Wizard of Oz City
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Vahid Mobarak, Analysis of the Myths of the Chickpea Folk Tale and the Story of the Wizard of Oz with Campbell's "Pattern of the Hero's Journey", Science Research. Vol. 9, No. 5, 2021, pp. 80-88. doi: 10.11648/
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