Journal of University of Babylon,
Volume 26, Issue 4, Pages 83-106
AbstractShagh-alsadr story is one of the stories that has been considered a lot from past until now. Shagh-alsadr narrative structure has occurred in such a way that keeps the human mind between imagination and reality. it unifies imagination and reality so that mind can hardly distinguish between them.
Cognitive narrative approach has an important role in the study of building the mental models in narrative world and it helps the studying of mind related aspects in storytelling.
Based on the different versions of this story in the mental space theory shows how different narrators mindset and ideology has been able to contribute in the construction of the plot.
In fact, differences of narrator’s opinion and attitude towards the world around, specifies differences between stories.
So This research based on the theory of mental spaces and conceptual combination, studies creation of meaning and characterization in the Shagh-alsadr story and tries to not only clarify the processes within the narrator’s mental world, but it also specifies their role in building the creation of meaning and alliance in story line.
To get the best result we study the different versions of this story in three group and then with graph show that each space is born from another and creating each new space has a close relationship with the climax of the story.
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