Allusions 39-45.docx - Allusions 39-45 39-Literature Scheherazade Scherzer is the narrator of Arabian Nights also referred to as The Thousand and One

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Allusions 39-45 39-Literature Scheherazade Scherzer is the narrator of Arabian Nights also referred to as The Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern folktales. According t legend, the Arabian King Shahriya, angered when he discovers his first wife’s infidelity, vows to marry a new wife every day and execute her the morning after their wedding night. When it is Scheherazade’s turn to he the bride, she tells her new husband a story on their wedding night, but she ends the story at the most critical point, promising to continue the story the next night. Scheherazade’s cunning and her fascinating storytelling keep her alive for a thousand and one nights, by which the king has fallen in love with her and cancels his vow. A person who is an excellent storyteller, especially one who is able to keep and audience in suspense, may he compare to Scheherazade 40- Language and idioms Skeleton in the Closet
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