International Journal for Arabic Linguistics and Literature Studies

Volume 5 - Issue 2 (2) | PP: 36 - 63 Language : العربية

The Epistle of Forgiveness and Utopia: A Perusal in Cultural Patterns

Noora Ali Mahdi Annawm
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
20/6/2023 29/7/2023 3/8/2023 21/8/2023
The study aimed to provide a new perspective to "The Epistle of Forgiveness" reconsidering its genre affiliation. However, the study presumes that hereafter he built is nothing but a blank attempt to build a Utopian city. He wanted to subvert reality order through believing in a better world that should be. The objectives of this study are revealing hereafter that Al-Ma'arri built and connected himself with Utopia, reading cultural patterns within "The Epistle of Forgiveness" and its influence on the author's awareness against prevailing culture, ascertaining Al-Ma'arri's stand on his utopian world that he built, and comparing he envisions within. The study was based on cultural criticism considering Al-Ma'arri's Epistle a cultural discourse, which includes within social, political, and religious patterns that are relevant to society, and Arabic culture in general. These patterns were covered-up behind aesthetic language and creative structuralism, which protect the author from any harassment by society or authority. The study concluded that was the first Utopian literary work, in which Al-Ma'arri built a perfect world rather than an unworthy dystopian real-life world. However, Al-Ma'arri set out a legal code, in which he tried to criticize living in a reality order. It has also demonstrated plenty of cultural patterns covered-up behind aesthetic language including religion, society, and political matters. Moreover, it indicated Al-Ma'arri's awareness in criticizing some Arabic cultural patterns while he remained unconsciously trapped in Arabic culture tangles and other patterns, particularly those related to woman.

How To Cite This Article
Annawm , N. A. M. (2023). The Epistle of Forgiveness and Utopia: A Perusal in Cultural Patterns . International Journal for Arabic Linguistics and Literature Studies, 5 (2), 36-63,

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