The image of the hero in the novel Prairie Al-Hami, Ibrahim Nasrallah


  • Amir Farhang Nia Department of Arabic Language and Literature - Shahid Beheshti University - Tehran - Iran
  • Khadija Mousawi Department of Arabic Language and Literature - Shahid Beheshti University - Tehran - Iran



Ibrahim Nasrallah, Wild fever, Hero, Al-Qunfudhah


In realistic literature, the hero is considered an ordinary person from among the general public. Thus, the realistic hero differed from his classic and romantic counterpart. He was no longer a knight, nobleman, or feudal lord to whom the world owed allegiance, as is the case with the classical hero. Rather, he was an ordinary person who touched the turmoil of the relationship that binds him to others and society, and realized the intrinsic relationship between them. He is influential and affected at the same time, striving to prove himself and obtain his rights, but with his own effort and not at the expense of others. Changing the image of society, its concepts, values, and perceptions affects literature and its characteristics, as well as leads to the emergence of the image of the hero with new features and specific features. The Wilderness of Al-Hami novel is one of the most prominent modernist novels published in the eighties, and it is characterized by a new and original taste of its own, due to its abandonment of the element of time and the sequence of events and the establishment of a cohesive relationship between form and content and the adoption of temporal parallelism of human events to the painful realities of the place and the captivating grip of traditions inherited since Centuries and the nature of the mechanism underlying the state. In this article, the researchers try to come up with the manifestations of the hero Ali Al-Am, the hero in this novel, and his suffering with the problems he faces in Al-Qunfudah, that desert in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to the descriptive-analytical approach. What the article concluded is that the Wilderness of Fever novel does not concern itself with the existence of heroism or a central character with certain characteristics and features. With it and an explanation for his existence, he is cut off from himself and others, so we find confusion in this novel, as the vision of the hero is dominated by mental fantasies and distorted fantasies because the dream mixes with reality. We also encounter characters with confused and blurry destinies portrayed by Nasrallah.


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Nia, Amir, and Khadija Mousawi. “The Image of the Hero in the Novel Prairie Al-Hami, Ibrahim Nasrallah”. Kufa Journal of Arts, vol. 1, no. 47, Apr. 2021, pp. 81-104, doi:10.36317/kaj/2021/v1.i47.221.

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