Arabs’Attitude toward their Own History
ThroughJester one and two, Muhammad Al-Maghut has been in a position toexpress his view concerning the Arabs’ attitude towards their ownhistory. One of the views of the author is that Arabs have anattitude of loving their history. This is evident through the actorswilling to take arts to the people that inform them about theirhistory, and people coming out to listen to the actors. In case, theArabs did not love their history, they could have refused to listen.The author also has the view that Arabs have an attitude ofexpressing an issue that is ailing them directly. For example, theDrumbeater points out the issue of jealousy clearly arguing that itis ailing their motherland. Through acting, the issue is expressed tothe people.
Besides,according to the view of the author, Arabs believe that their historyis rich. This is indicated where the Drumbeater says that “…wewill not surrender and we will not despair as long as our history isrich with feats of bravery and noble traits…” The author alsobelieves that Arabs have an attitude of holding Arab justice and Arabgenerosity. In addition, the author has the view that the Arabs havean attitude of respecting their leaders and believe that they canobtain mercy from their leaders. This is evident through the callingof their leaders as lord “Have mercy, my lord”. Furthermore, theauthor has the view that Arabs have the attitude of believing in gainof power through warfare or struggle. This is evident in the quote“…He was twenty years old, sore-eyed and barefoot, when hechallenged the whole of Baghdad, with all its swords and spears andtyranny”.
Al-Maghut,Muhammad. “TheJester, a play in three acts”.