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Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgical Science Antique myths in the works of John Fowles [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2021; 5(4): 1-7 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2021.64935

Antique myths in the works of John Fowles

Melahat Gerayzadeh
Department Of Foreign Languages, Azerbaijan Medical University, Baku, Azerbaijan

John Fowles was award winning post World-War II novelist. His works were full of allusions referring to the Greek philosophy and Celtic romance. Thus his works became most popular, at the same time had critical acclaim. Nowadays a lot of attention is given to the psychological peculiarities of people and it is described in the works of famous writers. Although the mythological encounters in Fowles's work have been studied by many (f.e. A.A.Piruzyan, E.M.Tsigler, N.Y. Zhluktenko) scholars, these studies do not provide a comprehensive approach to the issue. In this regard, the topic of research is particularly relevant. Thus in the works of Fowles we can see many psychological references. Our aim is to investigate myths in his works. For this purpose, the materials of the author's works (“Wormholes”, “French Lieutenant's Woman”, “The Magus”) are analyzed, and the plot line of the works is compared with ancient mythology. The comparative analysis of several works of Fowles in this direction within a single scientific research constitutes the scientific novelty of the research. Using descriptive method we see that mythology became significant component in the works. As the conclusion we can say that as Fowles is considered modern writer, elements of postmodernism, modernism and realism are being shown in his works. His appeal to mythology makes his works valuable by the psychological aspect. The practical value of this work is that the results can be used in the course of foreign literature.

Keywords: John Fowles, mythology, English literature, allusion, “The Magus”

Melahat Gerayzadeh. Antique myths in the works of John Fowles. ALRJournal. 2021; 5(4): 1-7

Corresponding Author: Melahat Gerayzadeh, Azerbaijan
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