“The Porter and the Young Girls” was a great story to keep King Shahrayar attentive. In this tale it talks about three young girls and their generosity to this porter. They feed and bathe the man. One rule was given to the porter though. This rule says “Speak not of which concerns you not or you will hear that which shall please you not,” ( page number here) meaning don’t ask questions and if you do then you will have to deal with the sufferings. Along the way six other men made their way into the young girl’s palace. The girls treated all these men equally and just as generous by fetching drinks whenever the men asked for them. All the other men though still had to oblige by the one rule that the porter ...
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...ing stories. Shahrazad uses Zubaidah as a relationship to her, to make King Shahrayar understand her position. To make the King understand she must tell a story to hopefully change his mind. In order for this to happen Shahrazad tells the tale“The Porter and the Young Girls.” Zubaidah is most closely related with Shahrazad because in order for Zubaidah to stay in her form, she must whip her two bitches three hundred times every day and must tell her story to the caliph to save her life.
The lesson Shahrazad tries to teach King Shahrayar is that not all women are alike. The actions of one woman should not cause punishment to be dulled out to other women. Shahrazad tells this story to change the Kings mind about looking at women as less than human. The king must learn to look at each woman as her own self with her own story to tell and should be treated accordingly.
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