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    The Thousand and One Nights‚ generally known to the English‚ speaking world as the Arabian Nights‚ is a compendium of Arabic tales compiled between the twelfth and the fourteenth centuries. The collection starts with the story of King Shahrayar. Betrayed by his adulterous wife‚ he swears never to trust a woman again‚ deciding instead to marry a different virgin every night and have her executed the next day. He carries out his plan for three years‚ until his Vizier can no longer find a virgin to

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    Influence of Cultures on "The Thousand and One Nights" Stories like Sindbad‚ Aladdin and the Magic Lamp and other popular stories are very common today in the western culture. Animated movies were also made for the entertainment of kids on these popular stories. One might wonder that where these stories originated and how it came down and made place in the western culture. Although these stories are very popular in both the western culture and the eastern culture but the original literary work

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    Jeff Stephens Dr. Swenson English 2111 11-22-11 The Thousand and One Nights: Abridged‚ Restructured‚ but Ever Lasting You may have read the story many times; you may have even watched the live-action movie or animated film‚ but only a few have been able to discern the unique traits inherent in The Thousand and One Nights. Willis G. Regier‚ a writer for World Literature Today‚ wrote that “the Nights has been read‚ admired‚ studied‚ illustrated‚ adapted for the stage‚ and Disneyfied” (321). The

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    The entire basis for The Thousand and One Knights is Shahrayar has become exhausted by the infidelity of his wife and that of his brother’s. Scheherazade’s purpose for the tales is to show the king that not all women are bad and that men can be evil sometimes too. There are many women in the tales who act virtuously (the she-demon in the second merchant’s tale‚ the farmer’s daughter in the third merchant’s tale‚ etc.). Of course‚ the societal perception of women is very different from today.

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    The Lucky One

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    The Lucky One Nicholas Sparks‚ the author of The Lucky One‚ uses many literary devices and elements throughout the book to help the reader better understand his theme. The main theme is fate or luck. One simple decision or action can seemingly change your fate or luck. Some literary elements and devices that helped shape the theme were the point of view‚ conflict‚ symbols‚ and foreshadowing. The book is written in a third-person omniscient voice. That is‚ each chapter is written from a specific

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    The Arabian Nights and Arab Culture Arabian nights which known as “ Alf Layla Wa Laylah” have a huge impact and relation to Arab culture. Arabian nights are a collection of old stories include pre-Islamic culture‚ historical tales‚ love‚ crimes‚ poetries‚ music and literature. These stories were derived from the west and south Asia where a lot of translators and scholars collected the work over many centuries. The tales themselves are affected back to the ancient Arabic‚ Persian‚ and Indian traditions

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    The Arabian Nights: Saving Lives through Stories Hurriya Hassan Topic 2‚ Paper 1 Dr. R. Amatulli Global Literature I‚ Winter Session 12th January‚ 2015 Storytelling is a great teaching tool that has been used since the beginning of time. Oral tradition has been constantly used in many cultures and society in order to tell a story that consists of a moral that helps an individual learn about certain life lessons. These stories are passed down to them so they can be retold to their future

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    and adventures that would not be possible in real life. We include things like evil jinnees‚ horrible monsters‚ wealth and locations that have not been heard of by anyone. We see all of the adventures and and so much more in Tales from the Thousand and One Nights with stories about “Sindbad the Sailor and Sindbad the Porter‚” “The Porter and the Three Girls of Baghdad” and many more. No matter what the story is‚ they all have similarities within them. In a way we all try to find a way to escape from

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    King Shahzaman goes to the camp to visit with the Visier‚ BUT‚ unknown to his wife‚ the Queen‚ he returns to his palace in the middle of the night. Shahzaman finds his Queen in bed with the cook‚ and becomes so enraged that he kills them both with his sword. He says nothing of this to anyone‚ and leaves with the Visier to visit his brother‚ Shahrayar. One day‚ while Shahrayar is out hunting‚ Shahzaman stays in the palace feeling very depressed about his dead wife. He looks out at the garden and

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    In The Arabian Nights‚ a collection of Arabic folktales‚ Shahrazad uses the "˜Chinese box effect’ to connect her stories to one another in order to continue telling the story to King Shahrayar. The tale of the Husband and the parrot has number of tales that are related to each other tales and to the original story in many complex ways. The subtales of The Story of the Fisherman and the Demon focus on a particular theme‚ trust‚ with relations between the characters and the analogy of the situations

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