International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Alienation in the Letters of AL- MA'ARRI, (RESALAT ALHANA') as a Model
Dr. Fatima H. Assarahneh.

Talking about the literature of ABU ALA' AL- MA'ARRI cannot be confined to a certain direction, or framed within a certain chapter, because his literature has many features that make it subject to possible interpretations, study and reconsideration. However, AL- MA'ARRI, and through his writings, used his pen as a painter's brush that translates facts as he feels and senses them. His main concern was to portray the reality of things and draw in its setting in an era characterized by fighting, political and religious strife, and internal disruption, in addition to the physical and spiritual sufferings of AL-MA'ARRI,all of them were a source of his self- alienation, so, he suffered alienation of both the place and the body, where, he lived in isolation away from people, abstaining from temptations oftransient worldly possessions,his intellectual and linguistic alienationwasembodied in his prose works, including: (RESALAT ALHANA') Sometimes, the creative spirit of man staggers at the first tragedy met, or otherwise, it may withstand the shock, and never surrender to the people. In his alienation, AL- MA'ARRI was very strong, bold, and keen on the interest of the nation, he sought change and improvement, and aimed to criticize the decision-makers with caution, because he feared assassination by the authority.

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