Gol o Nowruz, Discovering Mystical Motifs and Thematic Literary Connections


Master's Thesis, 2020

199 Pages


Abstract or Introduction

This research studies the tale "Gol o Nowruz" in the field of the literary genre of "mirror for princes". This study reveals the differences between various texts of advice in the field of spiritual purification for the prince. We try to define the new concept of the spiritual mirror for princes by examining different stages of the spiritual journey in the author’s work.

The author's work is more than a list of advice for kings. He represents the practical solutions for spiritual dimensions and their origins. His work is about the methods of entering the heavenly gates, and he considers the connection with the secrets of existence as the duty of the heart and love.

He considers the wisdom as the main guide to the right way. The poet invites man to look at an order greater than ours, of which we are a part. By looking at spring and the earth, man learns that nature performs a cycle that shows the power of light and the sun. This is the perception of the value of harmony that creates beauty. The poet invites to the understanding of nature's law in spring, and he leads to the true peace that is possible with love to find a way to achieve true happiness by using the reason.

However, he does not suggest using reason to learn and understand the love for worldly purposes. Rather, he invites using the heart to learn reason's aspects for celestial purposes. The main goal is love and not reason, but wisdom shows the way to reach true love. The connection between reason and love leads to true happiness because the true connection between them leads to the understanding of truth. The knowledge brings happiness because it is made of light, and ignorance is like a demon that leads to the darkness.

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Title
Gol o Nowruz, Discovering Mystical Motifs and Thematic Literary Connections
College
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III
Author
Year
2020
Pages
199
Catalog Number
V1118854
ISBN (eBook)
9783346482068
ISBN (Book)
9783346482075
Language
English
Tags
Gol o Nowruz, Persian literature, Ḵvāju Kirmanī, Khaju Kermani, Kaju Kermani, Khaju Kirmani, Kaju Kirmani, Persian Medieval romance, Romance verse
Quote paper
Meghdad Shamsolvaezin (Author), 2020, Gol o Nowruz, Discovering Mystical Motifs and Thematic Literary Connections, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1118854

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