One Thousand and One Nights Essay

940 Words Feb 10th, 2006 4 Pages
Underlying Power One thousand and one nights, one thousand and one moral stories. The story of The Thousand and One Nights is a unique tale that teaches simple morals throughout the many stories within the main story. This tale is about a clever women that saves herself, as well as the women in her kingdom, from being put to death by the king. She does this by marring the king and telling him bedtime stories every night that lead into the next day. She would purposely not finish the story, to leave him interested in the ending which eventually saves her life, and the women in her kingdom, day after day. Not only does the main story have a lesson to be learned, but the mini-stories also have simple morals to be learned. The Tale of …show more content…
The Dinarzad said to her sister Shahrazad, "What a strange and lovely story!" Shahrazad replied, "What is this compared with what shall I tell you tomorrow night if the king spares me and lets me live? It will be even better and more entertaining." The king thought to himself, "I will spare her until I hear the rest of the story; then I will have her put to death the next day."

Shahrazad's intriguing stories not only saved her life but also the lives of the other women in the kingdom. Shahrazad put her life in danger when she asked to be married off to the king knowing the vow the king had previously made. With Shahrazad telling such interesting stories, the king was unable to keep his vow. Night after night women's lives were saved. The longer Shahrazad stayed alive, the longer many other women's lives were spared. She would have a story for every night, sparing her life One thousand and one nights, with one thousand and one moral stories. The women in these stories were all powerful in their own ways. They were able to influence kingdoms sometimes unknowingly. Women had the power to destroy, deceive, and overcome obstacles sometimes thought to be impossible tasks to accomplish. This series of short stories shows the mental power women have and the influence they can have on a

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