نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Some of the Persian mystical and didactic versified stories contain short stories, which share the same framework. In these stories a king is somehow separated from his companions in the hunting ground and a man from a city or some faraway village weary of the injustice of the government functionary or the governor appears in front of him to plead his case. This plea for justice, usually uttered in a sharp tongue, angers the king at the beginning but finally his conscience pricks him and contemplating upon the injustice uttered by the man, he understands the depth of disturbances and confusions of the government. Such stories, usually idealistic, are accompanied with an auspicious message because the king not only administers justice to the plaintiff and punishes the culprits but also he tries to remedy problems of the country. The spread of such stories in the poetry of the sixth and seventh centuries shows the common concern of the poets of these ages and a cultural attempt in removing the negligence of those in power. This research analyzes the structure, content, and the reasons for writing these stories.
*Associate Professor of Persian Language & Literature. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 8/23/2010 Accepted: 3/11/2011