عنوان مقاله [English]
Mawlānā has followed a special type of story-telling in Mathnavi. He has incorporated several anecdotes inside each main anecdote and has joined them together by several parables. Some basic questions which attract one’s attention are the following: Has Mawlānā had any special intention in this regard? Has he included these anecdotes only for the sake of following a chain of associations without any clear or specific purpose? In other words, are there any relationships between the main stories and the sub-anecdotes? The author of this study has attempted to deal with the story of Dežh-e-Houshrobā in the sixth book of Mathnavi and find the relations between the main story and the sub-anecdotes in this work. In this study, the text is divided into smaller chunks and the relation between the chunks become analyzed based on the model given by the French structuralist critic Gremias.