2nd International conference on Literature and Linguistics , 2017-07-21

Title : ( The Degeneracy of Postmodern Family: The Survey of Shepard's Fool for Love )

Authors: Ahmed Hussein Abbood Al Taai , Rajabali Askarzadeh Torghabeh , Mahmood Reza Ghorban Sabbagh ,

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Abstract This survey is to pry the notion of Postmodern family disintegration in Sam Shepard's Fool for Love (1983). Based on Jean Baudrillard's theory Loss of Real based on simulation and hyperreality, and Jean François Lyotard's Fall of Grand Narratives are surveyed in this research. Some grand narratives or myths are subverted in the play. These myths are American family, the American dream, American identity, masculinity and masculine violent power of cowboys are some of the American grand myths. The American family is in decline in the play through abandonment, alcoholism, having duel relations outside the frame of family and following the propagandist American dream by male characters. In the play, against Shepard other plays in which the women were traditionally silent and obedient to the male protagonist's and masculine's violence, the image of the woman began to break down. Therefore, gender identity is a significant concern of the play. The play consists of plays or stories within the play or story with different versions or signified of the same past- retold by different characters- denote the death of the real reality. A simulated postmodern world is depicted in the play in which reproductions of the real take its place. Baudrillard's mobius strip, a metaphor for the rapid increase of models and simulation process which is an entangled spiraled structure, is vivid in the pattern of relationships of men to women in the play .


, Key Words: Postmodernism, Loss of Real, Simulation, Fall of Grand Narrative, family disintegration, Gender Identity, Fool for Love
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author = {Al Taai, Ahmed Hussein Abbood and Askarzadeh Torghabeh, Rajabali and Ghorban Sabbagh, Mahmood Reza},
title = {The Degeneracy of Postmodern Family: The Survey of Shepard's Fool for Love},
booktitle = {2nd International conference on Literature and Linguistics},
year = {2017},
location = {تهران, IRAN},
keywords = {Key Words: Postmodernism; Loss of Real; Simulation; Fall of Grand Narrative; family disintegration; Gender Identity; Fool for Love},


%0 Conference Proceedings
%T The Degeneracy of Postmodern Family: The Survey of Shepard's Fool for Love
%A Al Taai, Ahmed Hussein Abbood
%A Askarzadeh Torghabeh, Rajabali
%A Ghorban Sabbagh, Mahmood Reza
%J 2nd International conference on Literature and Linguistics
%D 2017