Anthology of fear in the novels of Yassin Shamel


  • Dr. Faisal Syrian Hamad


    This research seeks to reveal the motives of fear and its motives in the novels of (Yassin Shamil), as a psychological factor that accompanies the fictional characters and embodies political and social dimensions. Its contents document the historical and political transformations and changes that his country, Iraq and the Arab world went through. His ability to carve active characters at the center of events was also highlighted. The characters came anxious and suspicious, conflicted with future concerns and desires, which made us touch real, pulsating characters of flesh and blood who grieve, turmoil, and look towards their future with burning and pain. The novels of Yassin Shamel were also distinguished by their ability to contain reality and reject it by exposing its dictatorial regimes through a work of art that is integrated in structure, facts and characters. of those events. Fear emerged as a theme and narrative thread that unified the general climate of the characters, which made us see not only a novelist who loved events and made an imaginary work, but a person and an individual who carried Iraqi anxiety as a result of a patriarchal environment that planted fear in a space full of chaos and indifference. Fear was embodied in the form of an invisible ghost that haunts the Iraqi person from birth Even death, as an emotion and an unpleasant obsession that resulted from a sense of the existence of an expected danger, thus the novelist was able to hide behind his characters to expose fake regimes and governments at all political, social, cultural and economic levels, so the thief appeared on the side of the criminal, the murderer, the traitor, the agent, the infiltrator, and the morally decadent alongside The intellectual and the novelist, the patriot on the side of the revolutionary, and the coward on the side of the brave. The research area was divided into a theoretical dimension in which we dealt with the meaning of fear in language, terminology, and concept, then we dealt with the practical side: the motives of fear, which was divided into two axes: the political motive, and the social motive.

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2023-09-01 — Updated on 2023-09-02