This dissertation focuses on the pedagogical dynamics in Rumi’s text Mathnawī-yi Ma‘nawī.
In the text, Rūmī’s teaching is communicated largely through a polyphony of interacting, often diverging character “voices.”  These polyphonic “voices” in Rūmī’s Mathnawī “mirror” the dialogic interaction of internal “voices” within his reader-listener, thus providing a textual model for transformation and attainment of wisdom on the path.