عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this paper is to study the “women’s character representation” in ten selected stories by Mohammad Reza Yousefi. In this study, stories such as “Red Design Rug” (Qaliche Botteh Goli), “The Story of Golru and Golbu” (Qessye Golru va Golbu), and “Green, blue, and yellow” for the early leveled and middle-grade audience are analyzed on the basis of ideational metafunction. Findings show that women in these stories are active, influential, educator, and thinking individuals. In the introduction of women in the narrative context, Yousefi uses actions, speeches, and traits attributed to fictional characters. “Material process” is the main tool of the author in the active non-discriminatory representation of women in the structure of narratives. This process has a remarkable persuasive work, and makes the audience accompany with the characters and their actions, and reinforces the factual aspect of the story. “Female characters” are “agents” in most of these verbs. The low attendance rate of these participants in “mental processes” is also effective in “realism” and making the audience “believe” the story.