The animal turn in fiction: An animal-centric analysis of a dogs purpose and anthill

@article{Mostafa2015TheAT,
  title={The animal turn in fiction: An animal-centric analysis of a dogs purpose and anthill},
  author={Maha Mohamed Hosny Mostafa},
  journal={International Journal of English and Literature},
  year={2015},
  volume={6},
  pages={150-162}
}
  • M. Mostafa
  • Published 30 September 2015
  • Art
  • International Journal of English and Literature
Animals have held an important place in written literature for thousands of years; hence animal fiction comes to mean a fictional work where an animal plays an integral part of the story to make it complete. In most works of literature throughout the ages, animals function only in service to humans. They represent their human counterpart symbolically in order to teach lessons or correct human weakness. This tendency of moral didacticism could be exemplified in Aesop’s Fables composed around the… 
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