Discuss about the Analysis Of Themes Saud Alsanousi.
Saud Alsanousi is an eminent journalist and novelist who had been famous in the Kuwait regions. The Bamboo Stalk, one of the creations of the eminent authors that has helped him to win the accolades all over the world. Bothayna al-Essa is another famous author of Kuwait who have been famous for his compositions in the field of literature. The following essay deals with the thematic analysis of the two literary pieces composed by Saud Alsanousi and Bothayna al-Essa respectively.
The Bamboo Stalk is one of the famous novels of Saud Alsanousi that deals with the cultural activities that are evident in the social and the political scenes of the concern ed countries of Kuwait and Philippines (Alsanousi, 2015). The major themes that have been developed in the fiction narrative are those that pertain to belonging and the cross-cultural identity of the person. This is clearly expressed when the narrator in The Bamboo Stalk wishes to be like a bamboo stalk and opines that “It does not take the stalk long to grow new roots. They grow again in a new land without a past…without a memory” (Alsanousi, 2015). The other theme that is discussed within the fiction narrative is the theme of homelessness among the characters who have been discussed within the story. The story majorly revolves round the self-realization of the author on the matters that pertain to the origins of the author. The story line of the novel attempts to trace the roots of the narrator. The narrator of the story is found to be in search of the actual homeland and religion that he belongs to all throughout the story and in that attempt the readers are intimated with the characteristics of the various members of the family of the author.
An Unexpected Encounter in Uppsala is an excerpt from the famous novel of Bothayna al-Essa named A Soundless Encounter (Al-Essa, Ismail & Alrefai, 2013). This excerpt generally deals with the major themes of conflicts and the desires of the narrator regarding the matters that pertain to the status that he has been given of an outsider in the country of Sweden. The author in this case lays more stress on the ambitions that are harbored by the narrator. The author attempts an analysis of the situations that have led to the conditions that the narrator has been going through. The eminent author tends to depict the themes of homelessness and the origins of the narrator and the contempt that has been present within the minds of the guide who helps the narrator in Sweden. The guide depicts the absence of the motherland through the expressions when he argues “I would be able to tell Kuwaiti and Swedish rain apart even if blindfolded” (Al-Essa, Ismail & Alrefai, 2013). The narrator in An Unexpected Encounter in Uppsala unlike the narrator of The Bamboo Stalk, is observed to be very disrespectful about his own cultures and origins. The narrator in this case is observed to be holding on to his ambitions while the narrator of the former novel is observed to have been making attempts to find out the matters that pertain to his origins and his roots. The stories depict the themes of crisis in the cultural and the religious identities of the narrators and protagonists of the novels in discussion, The Bamboo Stalk and An Unexpected Encounter in Uppsala.
This, from the above discussion it might be concluded that the themes of boundaries and cross-cultural identities have been depicted very clearly in the given literary pieces. The given literary pieces truly reflect the cultural and social background that is maintained within Kuwait as well as deals with the cross-cultural identities that need to be maintained by the nationals of the country.
Al-Essa, B., Ismail, I. & Alrefai, T. (2013). Fiction from Kuwait (Banipal Magazine of Modern Arab Literature). Banipal Publishing.
Alsanousi, S. (2015). The Bamboo Stalk. Bloomsbury Publishing.