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A Study of the Truth, Goodness and Beauty in Alai’s Novel Fairy Ring

Truth, goodness and beauty is an eternal theme of literary creation and research. By focusing on people, literature represents the “true” times and shows the “good” spirit and values of the times through certain artistic forms of “beauty”. First, this paper introduces what truth, goodness andd beauty are in literature. Then the novel Fairy Ring focusing on Alai’s pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty is analyzed in detail. The creation of the novel is based on objective truth: the and authentic geography, animals and plants are the real, an inexhaustible source, a prototype inspiration for literary creation, as the fictional but reasonable plot; and the people are an important source of literary and artistic creation, the exaltation of people’s good nature. The creation of the novel has humanistic concern: scourging evil and promoting goodness, advocating “goodness” when it praises beautiful things with great enthusiasm or punishes ugly things, demonstrating a strong tendency towards goodness, shining with strong humanistic care. The creation of the novel is rich in artistic forms: beauty is one of the important criteria for measuring literariness, for example the destructive literary language; the highly aesthetic and infectious illustrations, to attract readers’ attention into the reading context through points, lines, surfaces, colors, composition, and other means; the meaningful left blank, to give people endless imagination and create a profound artistic conception and the inner and outer harmony between literary characters and nature, to unify beauty and goodness. In a nutshell, Alai has constructed a spiritual home shared by all nationalities in the novel Fairy Ring.

Alai, Fairy Ring, Truth, Goodness, Beauty

APA Style

Zhang Yunhe. (2023). A Study of the Truth, Goodness and Beauty in Alai’s Novel Fairy Ring. International Journal of Literature and Arts, 11(5), 220-226. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijla.20231105.12

ACS Style

Zhang Yunhe. A Study of the Truth, Goodness and Beauty in Alai’s Novel Fairy Ring. Int. J. Lit. Arts 2023, 11(5), 220-226. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20231105.12

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Zhang Yunhe. A Study of the Truth, Goodness and Beauty in Alai’s Novel Fairy Ring. Int J Lit Arts. 2023;11(5):220-226. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20231105.12

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