Vol. 5 No. 3 (2021)

The Image of Iskandar and the Attitude of Alisher Navoi to the Image

Published 2021-11-28


This article looks at the origins of the image of Iskandar Zulkarnain. The question of the connection of the historical figure Alexander the Great with the literary image of Iskandar Zulkarnain is studied. In particular, it was analyzed in the perfection of the image of Iskandar Zulkarnain, his interpretations in Firdavsi's "Shohnoma", Nizami's "Iskandarnoma", Khusrav Dehlavi's "Oyinai Iskandariy" and Abdurahman Jami's "Hiradnomai Iskandariy". Navoi's peculiar attitude to this image, which is interpreted in the epic "Saddi Iskandariy", is also analyzed. In particular, the symbolic and figurative features of the image are studied. Navoi's genius in this regard is proved by examples.