Document Type : Research Articles


1 Assistant Professor, of English Language and Literature, Department of English, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant professor of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Department of English, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran


Literary works have been interpreted differently depending on the interpreter’s mindset and outlook. This study has launched an attempt to interpret the representation of the “Mocking Bird” in To Kill a Mocking Bird. Initially, a total number of 30 English majors studying at Farhangian University of Ilam were selected through convenience sampling. They were, then, provided with the PDF version of the novel, and after a few weeks’ interval of reading time, the participants were exposed to the filmed version of the story.  Thereafter, using Reader Response Theory, they were asked to write their comments, impressions, and views of whom, which, or what the “mocking bird” of the novel may be. The qualitative/quantitative content analysis of their writings revealed some fascinating interpretations regarding the representation of the “Mocking Bird’s” paragons in the novel. The final part of the paper discusses the findings and their implications which revealed fascinating information in this regard.


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Article Title [فارسی]

ارزیابی رمان «کشتن پرنده مقدس» از منظر روش نقد خواننده محور

Authors [فارسی]

  • دکتر سعید رحیمی پور 1
  • دکتر محمدرضا خدادوست 2

1 استادیار گروه زبان و ادبیات انگلیسی دانشگاه فرهنگیان، تهران، ایران

2 استادیار گروه آموزش زبان انگلیسی، دانشگاه فرهنگیان، تهران، ایران

Abstract [فارسی]

آثار ادبی بسته به منظر خواننده متفاوت مورد بحث قرار گرفته اند. این تحقیق تلاش کرده است تا تقسیر رمان «کشتن پرنده مقدس» را پیش رو گذارد.در ابتدا، 30 دانشجوی رشته زبان انگلیسی بر اساس روش نمونه گیری گروهی ساده انتخاب شدند که در دانشگاه فرهنگیان مشغول به تحصیل بودند. سپس متن پی دی اف داستان در در اختیار آنها قرار گرفت و بعد از چند هفته مطالعه به فواصل معین فیلم رمان برای دانشجویان پخش شد. بعد از آن با استفاده از روش نقد خواننده محور از دانشجویان خواسته شد تا نظرات، برداشتها، چشم اندازهای اینکه آنها چه کسی هستند، کدام یک و چه چیزی مصداق پرنده مقدس هستند مورد بارش فکری قرار گرفتند.تحلیل محتوایی کمی و کیفی  نوشته های آنها تفسیرهای جذابی را پیش رو گذاشت که چه چیزهایی سمبل پرنده مقدس بودند. بخش پایانی مقاله بافته ها و پیامدها را مورد بحث قرار می دهد.

Keywords [فارسی]

  • تفسیر
  • چشم انداز
  • «کشتن پرنده مقدس»
  • روش خواننده محور
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