Analysis Of Scheherazade And Dinarzade's 'Arabian Nights'

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Arabian Nights is a tale that comes from the Muslim Society about how a woman used her storytelling abilities to change the fate of hundreds of women. The King had killed hundreds of women after only being married to them for one night. The grand vizier was the one who had the job of finding the king a new woman everyday and killing the woman from the previous night. After watching the tragedy of the king’s new idea of marriage the daughters of the vizier decided to change his way of thinking and begged their father to allow the eldest sister to be his next wife (Johnston). The focus of this analysis will be on the logic behind the king’s actions, the role of Scheherazade who became his next wife, and giving credit to the unnoticed, deserving Dinarzade. Schahriar had a wife whom he deeply loved. After many years of devoting his life to her, he found she had deceived him. Out of rage King Schahriar killed his wife and swore not to fall in love again (Johnston). It is easy to understand why he would swear off love and marriage …show more content…
However, it can also be found inspiring by the way Scheherazade and Dinarzade were brave enough to risk their lives in order to save the lives of other helpless women. All three of these characters did not know what was going to happen. In a way they all risked something in the way the sisters put their lives on the line and the king opened his heart when he did not kill her. The intention of the king was only a one night marriage and Scheherazade’s intention was only to stop him from murdering helpless women. Life surprised both of them when they fell in love and had three sons together. Dinarzade also only had the intention of helping her sister change the ways of the king which in the end also gave her a husband who happened to be the king’s brother, Schahzeman. A horrific tale became an inspiring story where they lived happily ever

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