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Saving Shahrayar World Literature 1 DL1 16 January 2016 “Saving Shahrayar” Did Shahrazed go above and beyond in her stories to change the Kings mind of love and women? Shahrazad being bold enough to marry a man who wants to kill her makes it possible for her husband Shahrayar to keep her alive just one more night. In a story called “A Thousand and One Nights”, Shahrazad a women who volunteered herself to this animal of a man who despised women after his wife was found to be unfaithful, said she would marry Shahrayar the King. Sharhrazad had told many stories each night in a chamber to persuade the King to fall in love with her and spare her life. While analyzing the stories, she used magic and love to tell stories of jealousy, and violence in hope to change the heart of a hatred soul. These stories were meant to show a reflection of him and show she can be kept alive. In the first story “The Tale of the Ox and Donkey,” it may be told by her father, but it is about envy and how the ox thinks the donkey’s life is easy. This sets a basis to her stories when her father tells her this. The father in this story is mirroring the images of his daughter and the King. The father encourages her not to go and marry the king because she would be executed the next day, like the other women were. Another story told of the fisherman finding the lamp with a demon in it, also mirrors the image towards him killing innocent people. “Forgive me, and god will grant you forgiveness. Destroy me and god will inflict on you one who will destroy you.” (Pg 580) This is powerful, it is saying keep killing the innocent and god will punish you, it is to make him think and 1
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