The Analysis of the Twin Myths in Serdar Ozkan’s The Missing Rose Hiva Hassanpoor١

Document Type : Research Paper


1 .Assistant Professor, Department of Persian Language and Literature, Faculty of Language and Literature, University of Kurdistan, Kurdistan, Iran.

2 PhD in Mystical Literature , Department of Humanities, Qazvin International University, Qazvin, Iran.

3 Associate Professor, Department of Persian Language and Literature, Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages, University of Allameh Tabatabai, Tehran, Iran.


This work analyzes the Missing Rose, a novel by Serdar Ozkan, from mythological point of view. A high rate of mythological and mystical elements used alongside each other shows their significance and qualifies them for more explanation.
This study investigates, the unity of twin myths in the text and secondly the style and literary techniques of the story in relation to the unity and it finally shows that the Missing Rose has been an appropriate ground reflecting the myths of Artemis and Saint Marry. Ozkan presents a modern and new interpretation of these ancient myths and eventually creates a unity and identity between them, which in turn confirms the great mythologist Joseph Campbell’s theory of the monomyth suggesting that the oriental and western mythologies, in spite of all opposite characteristics, are derived from a common myth.This study پshows that the narrative style is in perfect balance and artistic harmony with the theme of the story and the narrative style has been used in an effective way to reveal the theme.


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