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The figure of exile plays a basic and important role in both Yasmin Zhrans bigger at Damascus Gate and Franz Kafks The Metamorphosis with Yasmin Zhran we see the experiance of an actuall exile through the character of the Palestinians girl Rayya On the other hand Kafka presents the figure of metaphorical exile through Gregor Sasma character In this essay i will show how these different types of exile help to form double vision which may leads to a better understanding of life Edward Said is one of the best critics who is concern about Comparative literature Post-colonial studies and the experiance of exile in his essay Representations of the Intellectual he says that exile Was a particularly dreadful punishment since it is not only meant years of aimless wandering away from family and familiar places but also meant being asort of permanent outcast some one who never felt at home and always at odd with the enviroment inconsolable about the past bitter about the present and the future 47 Actual exile is a very hard experiance whether it is voluntry to find abetter place for living or unvoluntry due to wars natural disasters or it might be a political punishment it is avery sad time when you are to be cut off from your own world your own family and your identity as aresult Just as what said says in his essay that exiled is to be totally cut off isolated hoplessly seperated from your own place of origin Further more Said affirm on the existence of the metaphorical exile when he says Exile is also for my purposes ametaphysical condition By that i mean that my diagnosis of the intellectual in exile derives from the social and political history of dislocation and
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