Light and Shadow and External Character Dimensions in the Novels of Najib Mahfoodh
Kut University College Journal for Humanitarian Science,
2021, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 102-109
AbstractThe novelist premeditates to draws and formation his characters from the outside, and this aspect includes the general appearance of the character and its apparent form, and the narrator mentions the character's clothes, features, height, age and handsomeness, ugliness of its shape, and its physical strength, and this aspect has its great importance because it helps the reader to identify other aspects, the recipient often discover the social position of the character through its clothes, as well the movements of a fat man differ from the movements of a thin man, and the behavior of obnoxious person may differ from the behavior of a handsome person, the novelist wanted to make from his accurate drawing of his characters excuse to prepare the recipient to receive that accompany this character from the emotional experiences or otherwise and the many contradictions associated with it.
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