نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشجوی دکترای دانشگاه الزهرا تهران
2 استادیار دانشگاه الزهرا تهران
3 دانشیار دانشگاه الزهرا تهران
عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the figures mentioned in the Holy Quran is Mary (pbuh). The aim of this study is to conduct a linguistic analysis of the point of view in the story of Mary on the basis of the model proposed by Paul Simpson. Simpson is a linguist who has introduced accurate stylistic parameters for the analysis of narrative texts. As the results show, in the story of Mary, the narrator has used the third point of view in 29 cases to reflect the attitudes, emotions and acts of the figures in the story. In only four cases, however, the narrator involves himself in the story to help those figures by adopting the first point of view. With respect to this latter situation, which is based on Simpson classification, the dominant mood of the text is positive, which is suggestive of the firm and decisive position of the narrator in relation to such issues as monotheism and sincerity as well as their laudable outcomes. The linguistic devices employed to express such a mood include positive-mood verbs and lexical items such as verbs of address, imperative verbs, and elements of emphasis as well as declarative and generalizing sentences. The dominant concepts in that narrative text are Mary’s breaking up with this world, joining heavens and living in altars or faraway places. All these are the signs of her firm attachments to God and detachment from other than God. This sincere proximity to God forms a basis for a series of miracles that occur to her. In a few cases, however, some of the story characters, such as Jews, introduce certain instances of negative mood into the narrative language of the text.