Essay about Laslala

690 Words Mar 10th, 2015 3 Pages
The Fisherman and His Wife
[calm water, the fisherman arrives]
One morning, as a fisherman was fishing in the sea, he caught a golden flounder. [the fish rises from the calm water] This flounder was actually an enchanted prince, so the fisherman granted his request to be released back into the water. [the water goes away and is replaced by a small house] Upon returning home that evening, the fisherman told his wife about the magic flounder. [enter the wife]

WIFE
You just let him go?
FISHERMAN
Well, yes. I could not kill an enchanted prince.
WIFE
He would have granted any wish you had! Go back and catch him again. This time, when he asks you to release him, ask him to grant you a wish.
FISHERMAN
Alright. What should I ask for?
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FISH
Of course. What is your request?
FISHERMAN
Make my wife a queen, and our home fit for a ruler.
FISH
Release me and return home. It is done.

[exit fish and waves; enter home, large and opulent; enter wife]

WIFE
It’s perfect. We have a palace.
FISHERMAN
Yes, now we can live in luxury.
WIFE
Go back to the fish and ask it for people we can rule.

[exit palace and wife; enter waves; he catches the fish]

FISH
I am an enchanted prince. Please release me back to the sea!
FISHERMAN
First, you must grant me a wish.
FISH
What is your request?
FISHERMAN
Give my wife a village and loyal subjects.
FISH
It is done.

[repeat catching the fish]

FISH
I am an enchanted prince. Please release me back to the sea!
FISHERMAN
First, you must grant me a wish.
FISH
What is your request?
FISHERMAN
Give my wife a church to reside over.
FISH
It is done.

[repeat]

FISHERMAN
A larger kingdom.
A sainthood.
A navy.
FISH
It is done.

[repeat]

FISHERMAN
My wife wishes to have greater power than all the gods, in all the cosmos. She wishes to have all the gods bow to her will. Make it so.
FISH
You and your wife have overstepped the bounds of my graciousness. You may have none of those things. Release me and return home. You will find nothing but your hovel.

[exit fish, water; enter hovel, wife]

WIFE
I have asked to much and now we have nothing.
FISHERMAN
But, we have lost nothing. We must

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