1Analysis of Aladdin and the Magical LampAuthorInstitution AffiliationCourseInstructorDue Date
2Analysis of Aladdin and the Magical LampThe Disney Aladdinis a timeless and animated classic. The songs, the characters, and the cast have made it the highest-grossing movie of 1992. By no surprise, Disney wanted to give it one more animated hit in the live-action treatment. It seems unnecessary to revamp what might be considered an untouchable lighting in a bottle moment within Disney history. A closer look atthe movie is a replica of the original story (Marzolph, 2019). To understand the story shown, as areader, you should look back at the centuries to the translations done in One Thousand and One Night. The book is also known as Arabic Nights.The main reason for taking readers back to the original version of the story is that it is was the original version of the story and that the movies have entirely been taken from it (Marzolph, 2019). Though highlighted as a replica of the old story and Aladdinexactly follows the story rather faithfully, it is not a clear image of the original story. This draws some debate on a comparison between the two, with readers arguing that they show differences. In this paper, through a close examination of the Disney movie in comparison with the story found in the One Thousand and One Nights, I will argue that important differencesbetween them create a biased and inaccurate interpretation of the Eastern world in the Western audience, that supports the point of view that Western institutions want to convey about the Middle East.The Disney Aladdinstarts up with an essential and infomercial featuring a street peddler to convince the audience towards purchasing the special lamp by revealing the origin of the story. The main difference between the original story and the film is the earliest versions; Aladdin was explained from the China cities. However, in the recent versions, it shifts both the tale and the location together with the hero's ethnicity, creating something new, which shifts the original picture of the story with the hero who people know for love. Besides, there are other
3additions of narrative differences between the two (Marzolph, 2019). The Maghreb, the Jafar character, possesses the Aladdin uncle. He does this, intending to trick the young boy and his mother towards helping him and promising the young boy who is stricken with poverty that he will become rich at some point if he joins the uncle in the journey.