University of Newcastle upon Tyne Intl. Summer School Creative Writing: North of Where? Commentary on the power of Symbolism in Tayeb Salih’s story:” . The short story A Handful of Dates, by Tayeb Salih uses many different themes and literary techniques to tell a story of an innocent young boy discovering life’s. A Handful of Dates By: Tayeb Salih. This story is about a young boy whos looks up to his grandfather as a god. They are muslim which means.

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Masood, my boy, was a much-married man. Hawla Thulathiat El Tayeb Salih: Though tiny and brief, the story intelligently amalgamates all the tools necessary to accomplish a comprehensive picture for an theme of exploitation: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I didn’t own a single feddan when I first set foot in this village.

Contrary to his companions, he loved going to the mosque and won the approval of his grandfather with whom, not with his saliy, he used to go out. After this, the little boy ran off because he know had a feeling of hate towards his grandfather.

A Handful of Dates by Tayeb Salih

They formed a circle around the sacks of dates and began examining them, some taking a date or two to eat. Salihh Masood feels mercy on a simple thing regard his palm trees “Be careful you don’t cut the heart of the palm. Rabia April 6, at 5: Both protagonists learn a lesson from life.


In Next Door Paul the protagonist is confronted by a woman who attempts to bribe him. I want The Concept of cultural sudanese tradition as repersented by tayap salih in his short story A handful of date. Unknown July 5, at Hating his grandfather for exploiting Masood’s troubles and spewing out the dates he was given to munch were the only logical and reasonable reactions he was capable of producing, given the limited physical and logistical capacity he dalih equipped with.

Medical Sciences Academy Press. This capacity- I believe- is responsible for all the fame and respect he receives and the impact of his stories on multinational readers.

Masood was then the owner of all these riches. In the eyes of the child, we can see the something unexpected from a man who this child thinks of him as a kind and merciful man; but in reality the grandfather is a hypocrite even to his grandchild and religion; he ignored the chapter of the Merciful for his Koran.

Also it is possible that Salih wants to place an emphasis on the fact that the story is about Masood.

The Man and his Thought. Newer Post Older Post Home. I said to my grandfather: The position had changed now, though, and I think that before Allah calls me to Him I shall have bought the remaining third as well. Then I remembered his three wives, his shabby appearance, his lame donkey and its dilapidated saddle, his galabia with the torn sleeves.

I believe in forgetting the debt because its like holding a grudge. He is the very thing that the young boy despises.


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Abhimanyu Sharma December 21, 8: The demagogy and cunning tactics – trademark of exploiters of all sorts and ages-are evident is his argument. Suddenly my grandfather woke up, jumped to his feet, and txyeb toward the sacks of dates. I want a short story that is similar to this in order to make comparisons. It can well stand for any tyrannical political or economic ideologies or regimes which happened to rule Sudan or other parts of the world, e.

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In your opinion what do you think the theme of the story is? Naming Masood as an indolent man and lying about the real motives behind his losing hold of his property symbolically complements the demagogical and malign tactics used by exploiters of all sorts.

Though I suggest that Masood handfuk in a state of confusion. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Ar Rjul wa Fikruhu. Dermot Post Author December 22, rates Not knowing which direction to look.

Unfortunately I would not be very familiar with Sudanese tradition.