Recent Observational Perspectives in the Israel- Palestine Conflict: Righting the Wrong through Metaphor in Mornings in Jenin

Today , the majority of world opinion criticises the role of Israel in the ongoing Palestinian standoff, fueled by the illegal occupation of the West Bank and depriving millions of Palestinians of their homeland. Nearly all non-Islamic nations, however, maintain diplomatic ties with Israel, acknowledging it as a democracy. The plight of the Palestinians, particularly the children uprooted from their homes and forced to lead lives of depravity as refugees as a result of Israeli occupation, has become a topic of insightful writings by many writers and critics, including Abulhawa who skillfully uses language in Mornings in Jenin to display not the political tragedy (although it operates as the backdrop) but the background. This paper analyses Abulhawa’s Mornings in Jenin textually to investigate the use of the literary metaphor by the author to reveal not only the truth in Palestine, but more importantly, the horror of Israeli violence against Palestinians, trauma both psychologically and physically Psychological and. Furthermore, the analysis highlights how the author poses an crucial question: Who is the real Palestinian terrorist? The results indicate that many literary methods are used in the novel to bring about Israeli terrorism and Palestinian agony under Israeli occupation. Through language usage, Abulhawa concludes that it is the occupation, violence and hostility of Israel that contributes to resistance / terrorism by Palestinians. In other words, Mornings in Jenin is an effort by Susan Abulhawa to explain the means of resistance, concluding that Israel is the true terrorist and not the Palestinians who oppose Zionist colonialism ‘with a’ just cause.’ Her ingenuous use of literary instruments to achieve the desired impact on the readers is exceptional.

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Khaled Abkar Alkodimi
Department of English Language and Literature, College of Languages and Translation Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, KSA.

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