IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Mohammed Humed Mohammed Bulghaith, Dr. S.N.Prasad
The present paper attempts at presenting the individual's contest that is futile because ignorance misleads him from the path. The research paper aims at highlighting the element of crisis mankind undergoes in Mahfouz's short story, "Zaabalawi". In this paper, I will examine whether there are any related points of similarities and dissimilarities between Mahfouz's short story "Zaabalawi" and Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot. What attracts our attention to discuss this issue is the word "existential" that is the key word in the title of this paper. A few studies have been carried on Mahfouz's affinity with other writers as Kafka, Conrad and George Eliot. A striking kind of such studies is Al-Sarayrah's study of the affinity between William Faulkner, Albert Camus and Naguib Mahfouz.