Character Analysis Zubidah

Character Analysis - Mokler 1 Mathew Mokler Dr Kimberly Jack Engl 2200.013 Shahrazad the Wise In a story such as The Thousand and One Nights it can

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Mokler 1 Mathew Mokler Dr. Kimberly Jack Engl 2200.013 June 13, 2010 Shahrazad the Wise In a story such as The Thousand and One Nights, it can be easy to lose sight of the main plot. With a variety of embedded stories throughout the piece there could easily be a question as to who the protagonist is, who the antagonist is and who is exactly relevant to the tale. According to the customs and society in the Middle-East around the 9 th -14 th centuries one would expect the protagonist to be a male, great stature and a believer of Allah. Though in this specific text my opinion it is quite the contrary, I believe it to be Shahrazad the Vizier’s daughter. As a woman who was brave enough to face King Shahrayar in a time of turmoil she was not only courageous but rather witty. To illustrate my opinion I have chosen to explore the text beginning the prologue, on page 414. In this tale the great King Shahrayar has been spurned by his wife, and in response he has decided to marry a woman each day and have her put to death the following morning. The King
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course ENGL 2200 taught by Professor Allen during the Summer '07 term at Auburn University.

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Character Analysis - Mokler 1 Mathew Mokler Dr Kimberly Jack Engl 2200.013 Shahrazad the Wise In a story such as The Thousand and One Nights it can

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