A Tragic Romance: An Analysis of Ibn Zuraiq Al Baghdadi: A Passenger of Time

Sura M. Khrais

Abstract


In Ibn Zuraiq Al Baghdadi: A Passenger of Time, the Bahraini novelist Ahmad Al Dosari depicts the life of the Abbasid poet Ibn Zuraiq Al Baghdadi. The novel introduces the miserable life of the hero who suffers poverty and deprivation early in his life. It also depicts the love story which joins Ibn Zuraiq (Ali) and his cousin Hind which is eventually doomed to failure. It is the purpose of this paper to study the novel as a prose romance by focusing on the depiction of characters and plot. The researcher highlights how romance deploys characters who are discriminated as heroes and villains. She also studies the depiction of the protagonist as an isolated figure. In addition, the researcher studies howthe plot focuses on the hero’s adventures and his quest for happiness, as well as, its focus on non-realistic events. On the other hand, the paper investigates the novel’s protagonist as a modern tragic hero. He is portrayed as a common man, a victim of his own society who struggles to maintain his dignity and overcome the conspiracies of his surroundings.

 


Keywords


Prose romance; Quest of happiness; Non-realistic events; Modern tragic hero; Isolated figure

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n

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