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Zeinivand T, Heydari F. Comparative literature and folk legends (the study of Research: the legend of king Jamshid Narrated by Aliashraf Darvishian and Reza Khandan). CFL. 2016; 4 (8) :91-115
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The study of oral culture is Considered as a part of Comparative literature. This approach has been more emphasized in American school of comparative literature. Under this approach, the folk and oral culture is full of legend having the reliability to research in this field. One of the legend that has an ancient cultural and historical background among the Kurdish people-and other people-is the legend of king Jamshid. The present paper intends to deal with the symbolic functions of the characters and hero of the legend and the beliefs, faith, and rituals of life of that region. Furthermore, It has been tried to reflect on the differences and similarities between oral literature and written literature by utilizing comparative literature framework. The basic findings of this research also shows that oral and folk culture can have a valuable presence in the evolution and enrichment of the national culture-which are among the fundamental objectives of comparative literature.  
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Received: 2014/09/30 | Accepted: 2015/11/7 | Published: 2016/05/21

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