Arabian Nights Essays

  • Arabian Nights

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    The Arden production of The Arabian Nights should have included a story or two about a Demon like those included in the novel by Husain Haddawy. By including these types of stories they could incorporate magic and demons into the play. There are many interesting ways that they adapter could portray magic and the appearance of demons. The Story of the Merchant and the Demon from the novel tells of this wealthy merchant who travels from town to town selling goods. On one trip he rode for many days

  • The Arabian Nights: Lily Burgess's 'Arabian Nights'

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    Arabian Nights By Lily Burgess – Year 9 Drama Kitab alf laylah wa-laylah (One Thousand and One Nights) is a collection of West and South Asian stories and folk tales written in Arabic during the ‘Islamic Golden Age’ In English, the Tales are known as the ‘Arabian Nights’. The common structure of the play is the primary story of the ruler Shahryar, meaning ‘King” in Persian and his wife Scheherazade and the ‘tales/stories’ that she tells are structured around this story. In short, all the stories

  • Husain Haddawy’s The Arabian Nights and Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men

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    Husain Haddawy’s The Arabian Nights and Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men - Revealing the Conflicts, Desires and Dreams of the Collector "For the translator, who stands astride two cultures, possesses two different sensibilities, and assumes a double identity" —Husain Haddawy Magic, love, sex, war, gods, spells. These are all common ingredients in the folktales of almost every culture. Many people say that folktales are windows to cultures. That might be so. Often readers do not realize, though

  • Gender and Power in The Arabian Nights

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    Gender and Power in The Arabian Nights Works Cited Not Included Contemplating the relationship between gender and power, one undoubtedly notices that tradition regards men as the holders of official office and power. Historically, men have also always been the leaders of their families, and turned to in times of trouble or need. Making generalizations is normally a weak approach to any task; in this case however, it is necessary to do so in order to illustrate how drastically opposite the situations

  • Magic In The Time Of The Arabian Nights

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    Whether drowned, dismembered, burned, beheaded or poisoned, it is prudent to say that sorcerers and sorceresses in the Tales from the Thousand and one Nights almost overwhelmingly meet their demise in some unfortunate way. Their fates reveal the mentality of the times; practitioners of sorcery were viewed as malevolent schemers. These outcasts violated the natural order of things and deserved punishment. The tales are set in an age when “implicit belief in magic is entertained by almost all Muslims”

  • The Arabian Nights: Two Glances To Aladdin

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    A Discourse Analysis of The Arabian Nights: Two glances to Aladdin Arabian Nights, more accurately known as Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian folk tales, gathered from the eighth century to the thirteenth century. This period is known as the Islamic Golden Age. Without a doubt, Thousand and One Nights have been enormously popular in the West. Its origins generated controversy because the earliest known manuscript dates from the ninth-century from Persia

  • Women's Subjectivity in Arabian Nights by Judith Grossman

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    Women's Subjectivity in Arabian Nights by Judith Grossman Judith Grossman wrote an article concerning women's subjectivity in Arabian Nights. The article brought out many points to which I had never given thought. As I read the novel, I saw that women were considered evil and bad, but I didn't think much more of it. After reading Grossman's article I must say I agree with many of the thoughts expressed. She focuses on the fact that women are considered to be evil, but it is just because their

  • Representation of Women and Femininity in She and Arabian Nights

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    both of them hopelessly fall in love with her and remain in her control not until she dies. Her beauty is legendary that no man can look up upon her and keep his own will. Arabian Nights is a collection of Arabic short story told by a woman, Shahrazad who willingly to marry her lustful King. The King marries a virgin woman every night and kills them the next day because he is once being cheated by his late wife but not until he is married to Shahrazad. Her generous nature to save other women in the

  • Arabian Nights Hookah Lounge

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    Hookah Lounge Analysis Name: Institution: Company Background Arabian Nights Hookah Lounge is based in Amsterdam, Holland. The Hookah Lounges has their origin in India, Middle East. It has since spread to the Egypt, Turkey, Canada, Holland, USA and hence the whole world. It’s the tradition of most of the South Asian countries to use these hookahs and they usually take it to advance their culture. The hookah lounges are also known as shisha bars in Great Britain and Canada. Worldwide

  • Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih

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    Written by Tayeb Salih, the novel ‘Season of Migration to the North’ as described by The Observer “is an Arabian Nights in reverse, enclosing a pithy moral about international misconceptions and delusions.” The novel is set both in England and the Sudan, showing the stark social differences within these two locations. In this essay, I will evaluate the reasons supporting and opposing Mahjoub’s statement as defined in ‘Season of Migration to the North’. In the first line of the novel (and once

  • Understanding Morals in 'The Arabian Nights'

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    The Arabian Nights Essay In the novel The Arabian Nights, translated by Husain Haddawy, Sharazad is the main character who narrates fables to delay her death each night and potentially save her own life, but also to influence the king to be a better man and ruler over his kingdom. Throughout this novel readers will learn two moral lessons. First, they should not take things for granted, and once things are said you can’t always take them back. Upon reading the first story, “The Fisherman and the

  • Desire in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick

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    Desire in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick Moby-Dick describes the metamorphosis of character resulting from the archetypal night sea journey, a harrowing account of a withdrawal and a return. Thus Ishmael, the lone survivor of the Pequod disaster, requires three decades of voracious reading, spiritual meditation, and philosophical reflection before recounting his adventures aboard the ill-fated ship.1 His tale is astounding. With Lewis Mumford’s seminal study Herman Melville: A Critical Biography

  • Comparing Scheherazade And Gallnan's The Arabian Nights

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    had twelve volumes between 1704 and 1717. Galland’s translation had a significant influence on the West’s view of the Arab world. In the literature stand, many writers followed his footsteps with their versions, style, and ideologies making The Arabian Nights a tale of clash of discourses. In retrospective, Gallad knew different languages including Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Latin, Greek, and Persian. After Galland had come across a manuscript of “The Tale of Sindbad the Sailor” in Constantinople during

  • Jane Eyre

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    Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre can be linked to many fairy-tales. Some of these tales such as Charle’s Perrault’s Bluebeard, Arabian Nights, and many more are actually cited in the text. Others are alluded to through the events that take place in the story. Jane Eyre has often been viewed as a Cinderellatale for example. There is also another story, however, that though not mentioned directly, can definitely be linked to Bronte’s novel. This tale is none other than Beauty and the Beast

  • Charles Dickens and Samuel Clemens

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    loved school, was imaginative and had a hunger for reading. Charles Dickens: A Literary Life page 47 describes the collection of books in the attic that Charles would read as if it were a matter of life or death. Don Quixote, Robinson Crusoe, Arabian Nights and The Tales of the Genii, was reading material not suitable for a child, yet all of these stories influenced the novels Dickens would eventually write. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office. Charles had a carefree life. He and his friends

  • The Difference Between a Short Story and a Novel

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    established and sustained tradition of short story cycles, early examples of linked narratives, while not nearly equivalent in terms of deliberateness of design, might include Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Boccaccio’s Decameron and The Thousand and One Arabian Nights. Anderson’s Winesburg and Joyce’s Dubliners, however, are considered the prototypes of the modern short story cycle as a distinct extension and innovation of the novel form. The novel itself, as has been noted, is an evolutionary genre defined

  • Henry James' The Europeans

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    She adores imagining, wishing to be somewhere else in the world. When she is left alone when everyone else goes to church Gertrude decides to transport herself to Arabia: "She possessed herself of a very obvious volume-one of the series of the Arabian Nights-and sh... ... middle of paper ... ...g consistency, and thus they are conservative characters who can live together because they will be able to sustain order and routine. Eugenia and Acton can never agree on how to live, forcing them to end

  • Woman Character of The Odyssey, Medea, and Thousand and One Arabian Nights

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    are the Thousand and One Arabian Nights which is a collection of folktales and stories that are compiled into one. Each of these works of literature has a woman character that has many similarities in solving their problems. In The Odyssey the woman character that will be in comparison is Penelope which is Odysseus’s wife. In the story of Medea, Medea is of course the character we will be discussing and Shaharazad is the woman character from the Thousand and One Arabian Nights that will also be in comparison

  • Female Gender Roles in Haggard’s She and Haddawy’s The Arabian Nights

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    In the novel She and in the stories of The Arabian Nights, both Haggard and Haddawy explore the expanding gender roles of women within the nineteenth century. At a time that focused on the New Woman Question, traditional gender roles were shifted to produce greater rights and responsibilities for women. Both Ayesha, from Haggard’s novel She, and Shahrazad, from Haddawy’s translation of The Arabian Nights, transgress the traditional roles of women as they are being portrayed as strong and educated

  • Frankenstein: Victor

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    glacier. Here he listened to the monster's story. How he studied and grew to love this family living in a cottage. He wanted so immensely to be a part of their love and smiles. He learned their language and how to write (by listening to them teach an Arabian relative). After a very long time he walked into the cottage when only the blind old man was there and tried to befriend him. He was very persuasive until the children and the woman returned. The boy attacked the Monster. He could have killed the