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The Creation of the prophet Adam (pbuh) : How is this story presented for children.


  • Zadelkarim Arid

Summary, in English

The theme of this essay is to examine how prophet stories are presented for children. The specific aim is to analyze the narrative structure of two texts presenting the story of Adam. The study uses two Arabic children texts presenting the Story of Prophet Adam (pbuh). The study starts with presenting some theories and their typological frame of narratology and some of their narratological tools, such as fabula, focalization and voice, the type of endings and messages, which helps to explain how a narrative is constructed. These tools are used on both texts to discuss and determine the structure of each text, and present how the narrative is performed. The analysis also contains a study dealing with the Qur’an verses used in each text, discussing their role in each story.

The result shows that the two stories have different structures and are performed differently. However, they are both based upon the same story and use Qur’an verses to legitimatize and justify what they are saying in the stories, both stories have messages aiming to guide and teach, and end with a round up of the plot, which stimulates children’s imagination, and allows innumerable interpretations to be made.


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Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree


  • Languages and Literatures


  • Arabic Language
  • Religious texts
  • Narratology
  • Narrative
  • Children’s literature
  • The story of Adam


  • Maria Persson