The Unifying Power of Storytelling in Elif Shafak’s: The Forty Rules of Love and Three Daughters of Eve

  • Dr. Digvijay Pandya Associate Professor SSSL, Lovely Professional University Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • Gur Kiran Toor Student SSSL, Lovely Professional University Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Abstract

The Research Paper aims to explore the unifying elements of storytelling in The Forty Rules of Love and Three Daughters of Eve by the author, Elif Shafak in the light of Postmodernism. The novels depict the elements of mini-narratives, pluralism, multiplicity and polyphony. The Forty Rules of Love juxtaposes two centuries and blends them, whereas, Three Daughters of Eve juxtaposes two continents. The two novels talk about the cultural, ethnical, religious and individual differences which are the major cause of disagreements and conflicts between people. This research paper focuses on analysing the multiple narratives of the marginalized characters belonging to the minority groups.

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How to Cite
PANDYA, Dr. Digvijay; TOOR, Gur Kiran. The Unifying Power of Storytelling in Elif Shafak’s: The Forty Rules of Love and Three Daughters of Eve. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 11, p. 10, nov. 2019. ISSN 2582-3574. Available at: <http://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/10130>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v7i11.10130.