عنوان مقاله [English]
Aim: The present research was conducted with the aim of investigating the views of Mojtaba Bozorg Alavi and Najib Mahfouz as two famous storytellers, in relation to the negative aspects of the breakup of marital relations and family crimes in their fiction works. Methods: In this research, referring to library sources and descriptive-analytical method, the views of two authors regarding the breakup of marital relations and family crimes are examined and compared. Results: The family is considered one of the main pillars in the society and all anthropologists and analysts of the society have emphasized the need to preserve and sustain it. Due to the importance of this category, in the field of fiction, we have witnessed the reflection of issues related to the family in both favorable and unfavorable aspects. By creating different characters and choosing different narrative methods, Bozorg Alavi and Mahfouz have criticized and explained this issue. Conclusion: It seems that the patriarchal culture, the commodification of women, the use of violent male hegemony against women, the stereotypical role of women and their dependence on men, are the main reasons for the breakdown of marital relations and family crimes in these stories.