Prisoners: A Character in the Selected International Fictions


  • Aqsa Shafique Research Scholar, Department of Urdu, G. C. University, Faisalabad.
  • Aqeel U Rehman Ph.D Scholar, Department of Urdu, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan


Prisoner, Charactor, Mental Patient, Fear, Ward number 6, Mr. Gillard


Many Fictions have been written in the literature world. Plenty of fiction writers wrote about prisoner characters. One of the bitterest experience is the life of prisoners. Naturally, human loves a life of freedom. He certainly, does not like to live a life within the confines of a few boundaries. Prison does not always belong to some crime, it sometimes may be due to false blame. Some people are imprisoned even if they are free, such prison belongs to their mental imprisonment. Locking yourself in a room or corner is also very painful. Suffering from mental torture and living like slaves is also a sort of prison. In the current article, those fictions have been reviewed which have been focusing on the painful lives of prisoners. Such fictions include “Ward No.6” by Chekhov, “Mujrim” by guy de Maupassant, “Deewar” by Jean Paul Sarter and “Thank you Mr. Gillard” By Anil Broye.


- Anton Chekhov, “Chekhov Key Bemisaal Afsanay” narrated by Dr. Parveen Kallu, Lahore: Alhamd Publications, 2011, p 55-56.

- As above, p 29

- As above, p 51

- As above, p 52

- Guy de Maupassant, “Khawab Gah (Selected stories by Maupassant)” Narrated and translated by Dr. Riaz Qadeer, Faisalabad: Misaal Publishers, 2012, p 95

- As above, p 62-65

- As above, p 66

- As above, p 68

- Jean Paul Sarter, “Deewar, Content: Sab Rang” Karachi issue no. 122-123, p 262

- Anil Broye, “Thank you Mr. Gillard” Translated by Shahid Nadeem, Content: Sab Rang, p 322

- As above, p 369-370



How to Cite

Aqsa Shafique, and Aqeel U Rehman. “Prisoners: A Character in the Selected International Fictions”. Zaban-O-Adab, vol. 16, no. 2, Dec. 2023, pp. 101-18, //