The paradox in the “Lonely Kottar Rababa” of the Zayd

Dr. Nihal Abdullah Gharaibeh
The storyteller Muhammad Abdul Karim Al-Zayoud is characterized by his emotional and human writing that touches the heart. He writes the short story and the very short story, which is characterized by short intense sentences, romantic language and innovative images, as well as seeing human scenes that we in our daily lives.
Through my reading of his second collection (Wahida Koter Rababa) issued by the Jordanian Ministry of Culture, in 2019, the collection is located on seventy pages, and consists of twenty-seven short story texts, ranging from short story art to the many short story, the unexpected endings caught my attention, and the image of men and women that came differently, and a paradox of the ordinary images.
Paradox is an inevitable necessity in art in general, and literature in particular, and this existence is determined by the amount of benefit and aesthetics that the paradox adds to the text, which surprises the reader.
The language of literature is more able to deal with what people say, think or believe, and to deal with the difference between what people say and what they think, and what is believed and what the reality of the situation is, and that is the area in which the paradox is active.
The paradox came through the unexpected endings, and through the presence of the woman and the man, which seemed different and somewhat paradoxical.The woman was in a strong form able to make her decisions absolutely freely, and the image of the man appeared extraordinarily disappointed. , suppressed and neglected.
The image of the woman appears contrary to what is customary in our society, as she is always oppressed, neglected and a victim of the arrogant and dominant man.Black, like Nescafe, the woman was transcendental, indifferent to the letter of the sir who showed his love and longing for her: “My darling, I am writing to you again .. The postman did not bring new letters, and I waited for him every morning, maybe he will bring me something, but as usual , I learned My disappointment and I go back to my balcony and light a cigarette. … I do not know every time the rain falls here .. I enchant your shadow and memories will still burn with me past your perfume, and I left it on your empty seat .. ”(Nescafe, pp .: 35 -36).
While reading the letter, she insisted on taking care of herself and choosing what would suit her to go out, perhaps with another man: “She was looking at her watch, maybe there was not much time not, but she went back to her closet and picked up her red dress … She put the letter next to a cup of Nescafe, time held her, and then she left. To finish dressing hurriedly, she reached the door and then went back to make sure of herself in front of the mirror, smiled proudly and arrogantly, noticed the message, drank the last sip from the cup, folded the letter and in the trash at threw the door, then came out quickly! (Nescafe, p. 37). At the end of the story, her commonality and selfishness appeared by throwing the letter in the trash, not caring about what was written in it.
In the story of the waist and other things we see that woman in a neglected and short-sleeved dress. He sent her a while ago and did not answer him: “Go to his phone, she did not send him from morning. , expecting to say goodbye to him, responding to the last message .. ”(The Middle and Other Things, p. 39), She appears in a firm and controlling her feelings:“ The last time he gave her a wrote message on his phone (in middle age things come late and not on time, including love, my darling) I read his message, waited for his reply, my neighbor noticed the writing but she did not send anything as usual. . for a moment she withdrew, perhaps the fear of revelation, or the fear of betrayal, so she erased what she had written and the phone closed. Women are accustomed to betrayal and neglect on the other hand.
But before the plane took off, she sent him a message that she would wait for him at the airport in the middle of the arrival hall, her smile returned to him and he changed direction no more like the middle, he always wants to be in front: “Then he called the air hostess, I can change seats, I do not like the middle, I like the front seats.” (The drug and other things, p. 41). So the nature of the female can not give up her feelings and tenderness.
In a cup of coffee we see the image of the man who translated his love for his wife; He built the nest of jasmine and the windows overlooking the sea, but all this did not like her, and he kept dreaming of the cup of coffee from her hand, but on the way to protest against the intentional neglecting, he tore up his painting and made a cup of coffee himself: “He tore up the painting and went to the kitchen to prepare the cup of coffee, and she kept turning over stations. the television”. (A cup of coffee, p. 53).
The paradox also regulates the construction of the event so that it develops on a path that is contrary to the intended purpose, and that is what was observed in those stories and perhaps in the stories of the whole group.The storyteller Muhammad Abdul Karim Al – Zayoud braided his end with what can be called disappointment to wait or break the horizon of expectation; It is he who breaks the expectation of the reader, who has waited to find what he expects from the speech on the basis of the contextual premises, but is surprised by another result which contradicts his expectations, which interacts with his interaction and the intensity of the meaning increases. And as you read the beginning of the story, you feel that the girl is immersed in reading the letter, and that she will like it because of the strong feelings it carries, feelings of longing and loyalty, until you reach the end when you surprise by throwing it in the trash.
As for the end of the middle story and other things as well, it contradicted the reader’s aspirations and broke the horizon of all his expectations. It did not occur to the reader that the girl would send a message to tell him that she waiting for him in the arrival hall, because during the story she did not even respond to him with a single word.
Finally in a cup of coffee, we see that the end, like its peers, takes refuge in breaking the horizon of expectation, and the man goes to prepare the cup of coffee, of which he has always dreamed of by his wife, for whom he so much done.
Storyteller Muhammad Al-Zayoud writes with professionalism and skill, putting his distinctive stamp, and his stories deal with human concerns and daily and national issues, and paint the world on a charged reality filled with human struggle to realize his dreams.

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