Dr. Said Amouri, A Semiotic Approach to the Narrative Characters in the Omani Novel (Ladies of the Moon) by Joukha Al Harthi ………………………. 113-135
This article studies the feminist novel in Oman with focus on “Ladies of the Moon” by Jokha Alharthi in which I conducted a semiotic study. Arab feminist novels have managed at the present time to present important feminist literature, concerned with the issues and peculiarities of the Arab women; that is why the novel “Ladies of the Moon” provided narrative characters with rich significance, interpretations, and references to reality, Arabic history and imagination. I tried to answer the question of how the female writer views the man and how she employs it as a semiotic sign. We chose the semiotic approach to its ability to read characters as linguistic signs, open to interpretive reading and draw relationships at the level of the narrative language structure.
Keywords: Ladies moon Narrative characters, Omani novel, semiotics, female writing.