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dc.contributor.advisor Melaney, William Khattab, Muna Moataz 2017-02-20T10:38:30Z Spring 2017 en_US 2017-02-20
dc.description.abstract The current thesis examines how narrative form harmoniously coordinates the motif and the physical nature of the fabula to present three levels of the journey, the physical, the metaphorical and the narratological. This study offers a reading of three novels, Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy Ibn Yaqzan and Naguib Mahfouz’s The Journey of Ibn Fattouma. These novels are spiritual journeys that suggest how literature can be read as narrative. My use of narratology throughout this thesis engages the role of the fabula and the function of metaphor in the overall development of each novel. My analysis relies on the theoretical principles and definitions set forth by Gerald Prince in Dictionary of Narratology and Mieke Bal in Narratology: An Introduction. Both critics have dealt with the interaction between fabula and narrative in their contribution to narrative theory. Vladimir Propp’s more formulaic method has been used in this thesis to analyze the structure of each novel. en_US
dc.format.extent 52 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Narratology en_US
dc.subject Spiritual Journeys en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Three spiritual narratives: A reading of Hermann Hesse, Ibn Tufayl and Naguib Mahfouz en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline English and Comparative Literature en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of English and Comparative Literature en_US
dc.embargo.lift 2019-02-20T10:38:30Z
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Nimis, Stephen
dc.contributor.committeeMember Shoukri, Doris

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