Thousand And One Nights: The Story Of Aladdin

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Aladdin In the 1992 production of Aladdin, a street boy runs into a magic lamp, and transforms into a prince so he can win the heart of the princess of Agrabah. Walt Disney studios collaborated with Ron Clements and John Musker who were both the directors and producers, to create the hour and thirty-minute production (“Aladdin”). Some of the featured players are Scott Weinger as Aladdin, Robin Williams as the Genie, and Linda Larkin as Princess Jasmine. The story of Aladdin is derived from the Thousand and One Nights, which is a large collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age. There is not a ‘based on the book’ statement; however it follows some of the original plot. In the Disney production of Aladdin, …show more content…
One day the Sultan demanded everyone to go inside and shut the windows as the princess was walking to and from the bath. Aladdin disobeyed and saw Bedr-el-Budur as she lifted her veil and fell instantly in love. He ran home to tell his mother that he had fallen in love and that he wanted to ask the sultan for her hand in marriage. Aladdin’s mother took the fruits from the cave, which were actually rare jewels, to ask for Jasmine’s hand in marriage for her son. Although he was a superior suitor with the worth of the jewels, the Vizier wanted his son to marry the princess so he persuaded the Sultan into telling Aladdin to wait three months. The Vizier’s son ended up marrying the princess, so Aladdin told the genie to send her bed to his chamber every night so that he may win her heart. This experience traumatized Bedr-el-Budur, as she would try confess what happened; consequently, no one believed her and she was threatened with beheading. The groom was so disturbed that he immediately requested a divorce. Aladdin sent his mother to the palace once again to ask for the princess’ hand. This time the Sultan agreed as long as Aladdin brought him “…forty bowls of pure gold, each full of jewels, such as thou didst bring me, and forty maids to carry them, and forty black slaves to attend and escort them. If thy son can do this I will marry him to my daughter” (“The Story). Aladdin follows through with the request and gains the princess’ hand in marriage. Aladdin then has a custom palace made for his new princess after the wedding. They were living comfortably until together until Aladdin left to hunt, and the African magician had heard of his success in gaining the hand of the princess. The magician traveled to the palace and conned the lamp out of the hands of Bedr-el-Budur, and when the genie arose, he wished that the palace as well as the princess would be carried to

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