Analysis of the structure and content of the novel "The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist" by Emile Habibi
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Emile Habibi, a Palestinian writer, tried to portray the suffering of his compatriots in a realistic and symbolic style in the novel "The Secret Life of Saeed: The Pessoptimist "And depict the endless sorrows, wasted dreams, and the hardships they have endu red through occupation. In this novel, he depicts the history of the Palestinian issue from 1948 to 1974. This research intends to study the structure and content of the novel in a descriptive-analytical method. In this study, some narrative elements such as characterization, theme and style have been analyzed and how to use these elements. The findings of the study indicate that in this novel, the role of Palestinian women fighters and their dependence on the homeland is also very evident in this novel. Habibi has used the fluid flow method of the mind and has written this novel in the form of explicit and clear satire. Other features of this novel are breaking the line between the novel and other literary genres and including various poetic texts in the text of the novel and referring to real events along with their history. Emile Habibi's language is mixed with the fragrance of heritage, so it smells like the style of the Maqama, the irony of Jahez and the stories of One Thousand and One Nights.

Journal of Criticism and Theorizing in Arabic Literature, Volume:1 Issue: 3, 2022
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