The word criticism is derived from the Greek word meaning ' Judgment', and hence literary criticism is the exercise of judgment on works of literature. So its nature is the play of the mind on a work of literature. Its function is to examine its excellences and defects to evaluate its artistic worth. The matter, the manner, the technique and language of a piece of literature may be put to searching examination and in this way its literary worth may be assessed. The true critic will dwell on excellences rather than imperfections.
This study reflects the influence of English romantic critics which based on individuality and a great freedom of expression. Moreover, Al Mahjoub was graduated from Gordon Memorial College and so widely read in English. Also the study shed light on Al- Mahjoub who was affected by the famous English romantic critics like Coleridge and William Wordsworth.