Get an answer for 'The story "Zaabalawi" by Naguib Mahfouz can be interpreted as: a. a spiritual quest b. a portrait of mental illness/obsession c. a desperate. Zaabalawi has 55 ratings and 7 reviews. Lexi said: Read for LIT The first time I read this short story, I was absolutely baffled. I needed to write. Mahfouz - Zaabalawi study guide by marisa_cordoba includes 24 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help.


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The very pain that had driven me to go there now prevailed upon me to stay.

David Withun

This line implies that the protagonist is motivated by a deep loneliness and desire for companionship, and there are many examples of his encounters with the other characters he meets on his journey that you could use to illustrate this point.

Naguib mahfouz zaabalawi of Knowledge A more subtle—yet equally compelling—interpretation of "Zaabalawi" is that the naguib mahfouz zaabalawi character is seeking knowledge rather than a literal person.

Zaabalawi embodies hidden knowledge and mystery that the main character hopes will enrich his life and heal him in both body and spirit. Is the figure of Zaabalawi an allegory?

Zaabalawi by Naguib Mahfouz

If so, what does it represent? How does this story criticize traditional religion and beliefs? What is the narrator's attitude toward religion?

How naguib mahfouz zaabalawi it related to Mahfouz's attitude toward religion? Is religion sufficient to heal the narrator's illness or to solve the problems of his society?

Why or why not? What is the alternative to religion which Naguib mahfouz zaabalawi suggests in this story?


How is this alternative also a form of spirituality? How does Mahfouz define spirituality? How does this story criticize modern, secular society?

Naguib Mahfouz, "Zaabalawi"

Naguib mahfouz zaabalawi is the meaning of the narrator's visits to the religious lawyer, the bookseller, and the district officer? How do they receive him? What do these figures represent? Are they close to Zaabalawi?


Is it significant that the offices of the religious lawyer are located in the Chamber of Commerce Building? What naguib mahfouz zaabalawi the main effect of modern life on human society and relationships?

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Why does Hagg Wanas insist that the narrator get drunk? Why is the narrator reluctant to drink at first?

Does this have anything to do with his religion? What is Muslims' attitude toward drinking?

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