Political Analysis of Arabian Nights
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...Arabian Nights Arabian Nights is a collection of stories, both long and short that have had a great impact on the literary world, than any other piece of published work. Despite the Arabian Nights being a collection of Arabic stories, it has influenced the global platform in several aspects. The influence of this literature is felt in the economic, cultural and political developments of the 18th and the 19th century (Irwin, 246). Little was known about this collection of stories until 1706, when the first version of English translation was released. This version aroused a great interest in...
Political Analysis of Arabian Nights
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...Arabian Nights Arabian Nights is a collection of stories, both long and short that have had a great impact on the literary world, than any other piece of published work. Despite the Arabian Nights being a collection of Arabic stories, it has influenced the global platform in several aspects. The influence of this literature is felt in the economic, cultural and political developments of the 18th and the 19th century (Irwin, 246). Little was known about this collection of stories until 1706, when the first version of English translation was released. This version aroused a great interest in...
Arab Culture and Beliefs
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...Arabian 1001 Nights Arab Culture and Beliefs vs Arabian 1001 Nights Titus Rock Manickam Order No. 240221 10 September 2008 Arab Culture and Beliefs vs Arabian 1001 Nights Introduction Although predominantly Arabic, it is difficult to bracket the folk tales1 from Arabian 1001 Nights to any one culture2. The sheer grandeur and excitement in each story reveal the multi-dimensional range3 and diversity interwoven with extraordinary brilliance and charm. The stories come to us from Persia, Arabia, India and some other regions of Africa and Asia, known to be flourishing trade centers and routes in those times4 (The Arabian Nights). An understanding... Arab Culture and Beliefs vs...
One Thousand and One Nights
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...Nights A thousand and one nights is also called Arabian nights in English. It is a compilation of stories across Asia during the Islamic Golden Age. Many researchers deem that the whole thing is a pastiche, as the Islamic Caliphate then spanned a lot of countries that most folk stories were incorporated into the frame story which features the famous Scheherazade. One thousand and one nights tell various stories, imagine the tales of brothers Grimm, but there is a link to all of them, mainly the frame story of Scheherazade and Shariyar. Shariyar is a Persian ruler and the wife, Scheherazade, tells him stories to prolong her death, as the king is bitter towards women, he decides... One Thousand and One...
Thousand and one Nights and Inferno
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...Nights and The Inferno How culture is represented through religious or philosophical ideas in literature Various aspects of culture are usually represented in Thousands and One Nights and Inferno. The Thousand and One Night is referred by many individuals as the Arabian nights and it focuses on the formation of the Islamic milieu. The text usually focuses on the disregard of the Islamic context. The tales against the Islamic schools and theology are outlined and there is physical evidence that reveals the culture and religious struggle over Islam (Mahdi, 1995). The book depicts the urban Islamic culture based on all varieties and complexities. The tales are documented by the periods... Thousand and One...
Behaviour of Kings in the Thousand and One Nights
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...Nights The Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern stories from the goldenage of Islam. It was originally written in Arabic and over the centuries has been translated by various authors and scholars. The stories depict the Arabian culture and society and the lives of the Muslim people. In English the compilation of stories is known as the Arabian Nights. It has gained popularity all over the world and is one of the most widely read literature. The stories describe the extreme patriarchal society among the Arabs and the Muslims. This paper focuses on the attitude of kings as representatives of the male gender in the male... ?Behaviour of Kings as portrayed in The Thousand and One Nights...
Tales from Thousand and One Nights
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...night. Scheherzade, the heroine of the Arabian Nights, vows to change his mind, and save her life as well as the life other girls of her land. Thus, this “Prologue” helps to establish the pivotal position of women in the entire series of events. A woman changed the King Shahryar’s life forever, and a woman will set it back to normal. The representation of women in the stories of Scheherzade is well... The female entity is central to the many stories told in the Tales from the Thousand and One Nights, and is presented in contrasting images. The women are sometimes portrayed as cruel, inhumane and adulterous, while on other occasions, as wise, benevolent and sacrificing. The female characters are at...
The Tale of the King's Son and the She-Ghoul
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...Arabian Nights’ collection stories that narrates about the son of a King that was to marry an ugly daughter of another merchant. The King’s son resisted because he was disgusted with his soon to be bride due to its ugliness. The King’s son persistence led him to fall in love with a beautiful woman whom he just met in the forest. The King’s son was deceived with his wife’s gorgeous features and he later found out that she was a She-Ghoul who preys on humans and corpses (Guiley 135). An excerpt of the Arabian nights stories about the fisherman can be associated with the tale of the King’s Son... The Tale of the King’s Son and the She-Ghoul The Tale of the King’s Son and the She-Ghoul is one of the Arabian...
The female entity in Tales from Thousand and One Nights
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...night. Scheherzade, the heroine of the Arabian Nights, vows to change his mind, and save her life as well as the life other girls of her land. Thus, this “Prologue” helps to establish the pivotal position of women in the entire series of events. A woman changed the King Shahryar’s life forever, and a woman will set it back to normal. The representation of women in the stories of Scheherzade is well... The female entity is central to the many stories told in the Tales from the Thousand and One Nights, and is presented in contrasting images. The women are sometimes portrayed as cruel, inhumane and adulterous, while on other occasions, as wise, benevolent and sacrificing. The female characters are at times ...
The Place Of Magic And The Supernatural In Human Affairs
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...Arabian Nights” writes “[…] the Arabian Nights or Tales of a Thousand and One Nights presents a unique key to the imaginary processes that govern the symbolism of magic, forgiveness... Essay, World Literature Topic: The place of magic and the supernatural in human affairs Introduction The wise saying goes-- no one can decipher the goings on in the inner world of a woman at a given time. It is impossible to judge her intentions or take her for granted. She may say one thing and its meaning may be exactly the opposite version. Several magical saplings sprout simultaneously in her heart and mind, some harmful, some poisonous and some deadly. Marina Warner in “Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian...
Arabic Culture in Disney's Aladdin
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...Arabian Nights. It opened with the daily lifestyle of poor boy Aladdin who snatches from merchants for a living. He has a pet monkey called Abu who connives with him along the way. The other main characters are Princess Jasmine, whom Aladdin saw one time in the marketplace, her father the Sultan, and the sultan's vizier Jafar, the sorcerer who wants to become the sultan himself. Through the manoeuvring of Jafar, Aladdin was able to get the magic lamp and became... The Portrayal of Arabic Culture is Disney's Aladdin Introduction: Nobody wants to be the victim of truth. Much less falsehood. But in the modern ways of men, even as "globalisation" has become a byword and household term, some few, some...
The cultural racial other
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...Nights and One Night (The Arabian Nights)3 Western society, including Americans... ?The Cultural Racial Other The “cultural racial other” is the misinformation of a racial culture based on the inferences conveyed to people through the mass media: print, television, film, and books.1 This process is what Nel calls “inferential racism.2 The public, unaware of, or limited in knowledge about other cultures, infers their understanding of a culture(s) through their understanding of cultural depictions gained through the media. One of the best examples of mass media forming the image of a culture is Islam and Muslims. Since the 18th century when Western authors began translating the stories of the One Thousand...
Folk Tale, Legend, and Myth
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...Arabian Nights Part Middle East has a rich culture with a long history dating several decades from generations to generations. Various stories and films have emerged trying to offer insights into the Arabian culture. McCughrean in her book “One Thousand and One Arabian Nights” has various stories that try to offer an understanding to the Arabian culture thereby being of utmost significance in understanding and appreciating such a rich culture. First, the stories depict that kings controlled most of the Arab countries as were kings Shahzaman and Shahryar, who reigned over Samarkand al- Ajam and Sasan kingdoms respectively (McCaughrean 1). Consequently, Arabs carry presents... One Thousand and One...
ETHICS: Haroun and the Sea of Stories *Study Questions*
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...Arabian Nights, the names of Haroun and Rashid may sound familiar to you. Their last name is Khalifa. What do you think the author meant by creating such a connection? This is likely a literary tool to connect this story with the common mythology. “Arabian Nights” includes discussions on storytelling and of magical places where Genies are potential participating characters. Connecting the two stories helps to legitimize the elements in the story, making it a more believable to readers. References Rushdie, S. (1990). Haroun and the sea of stories. Retrieved from http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073386545/student_view0/narratives.html... Due Haroun and the Sea of Stories: Study Questions Comment on ...
Fairy tale story
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...Arabian Nights. The story takes place in a town in Persia where Ali Baba and his brother named Cassim lived. Whereas Cassim became wealthy after his marriage to a rich woman, Ali Baba lived in utter poverty and had to look after his wife and children by cutting wood in a neighboring forest. The story then moves on to narrate how Ali Baba was fortunate to find the secrets of forty... ?Fairy Tale Story One of the most celebrated fairy tales in the history of world literature, “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” describes in the adventure tale of Ali Baba, a fictional character from medieval Arabic literature. In fact, the fairy tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” forms one of the later narratives of The...
Film Commentary about Lotte Reiniger's Adventures of Prince Achmed
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...Arabian Nights. He was assisted by her husband Koch, who was a cinematographer and other two animators. The film took three years to be ready and over 200, 000 camera shots. It is apparent that the unique work of Reiniger was destroyed in Germany at the end of World War II. Fortunately, the archive of BFI (British Film Institute) had preserved a nitrate positive that enabled Reiniger original film to be restored in 1999. Also, the preservation of the original music score... Film Commentary The Adventures of prince Achmed by the German Lotte Reiniger is one of the world’s first animated films.The film was premiered in 1926. Reiniger used silhouette techniques to craft each image in the film based on The...
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, One Thousand and One Nights, All for Love and Voyages and Travels: Ancient and Modern.
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...Nights’ is a very renowned collection of stories and folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age from all over the Middle East. The book has also gained recognition in English as ‘Arabian Nights’ and has been translated in a number of different languages all over the world. Most stories range... 13 June Essays Essay one: ‘An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations’ is the most popular book written by Adam Smith,a Scottish economist. Published in the year 1776, the book talks about market policies with respect to global economies around the world and has thus been able to set a bench mark for leading policy makers and economists all around the world, providing them with an...
Reading journal
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...Arabian Nights Anonymously Written TRANSLATOR Husain Haddawy PERIOD 8th Century CONTINENT / CULTURE India and Persia THEME / CONTENT (2 examples) Deception The theme of deception is eminent throughout the story. The good characters have to deceive or outwit the evil ones in order to win and live. Shahrazad has to deceive King Shahrayar by telling him tales and postpone their endings in order to prolong her life and save other women from being put to death by the king. In the same way, characters such as the merchant in Shahrazad’s story of the Merchant and the Donkey have to deceive and outwit the demon in order to save his friend, the merchant... GOES HERE! WORLD LITERATURE- Reading Journal The...
Compare and contrast three stories from three different cultures
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...Arabian nights”. The essay will juxtapose these stories... out of jealous, the night signified the darkness that is associated with such a heinous trait and crime. However, the moon that becomes the only source of light became associated with the resurrected Osiris and the righteous ones who died were exalted to the status of a star that brightened up an otherwise dark sky. (Pugliano-Martin 2011, 22) On the other hand, the primary plot revolving around the one thousand and one Arabian nights is the story of a Persian King, who is betrayed by his wife and upon seeing his brother’s wife’s infidelity; he convinces himself that all women are...
Epic Encounters
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...Arabian Nights. The lyrics of the song as they were originally created and sung in the first edition of the film were, “Oh I come from a land, from a faraway place/ Where the caravan camels roam/ Where they cut off your ear/ If they dont like your face/ Its barbaric, but hey, its home (Lyrics007.com, 2007, pg. 1)”. Considering that Princess Jasmine was hardly wearing a burqa and Aladdin was a massive hit, it is unlikely that the children of that time got a reasonable image of the Middle East. This song was protested against and Disney obliged by changing the lyrics... Epic Encounters Epic Encounters is an interesting read since it shows how the oft discussed American ‘interests’ in the Middle East have ...
Lotte Reiniger, "The Adventures of Prince Achmed"(1926, Germany 65 min)
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...Arabian Nights, which is a Middle East classic story with the animation, based on the adventures of Prince Achmed. The Adventures of Prince Achmed as produced by Reineger is considered a masterpiece because of the use of Shadow puppets in front of the camera. It is the oldest surviving animation film ever made. In the Adventures of Prince Achmed, Reineger made the invention of animated figures using cutouts and shadowing them in front of a camera. Reineger manages to paint and show the fight between good and evil in the animation... Scene Analysis The Adventures of Prince Achmed Lotte Reineger’s the Adventures of Prince Achmed was produced in 1926. The Fairytale animated drama based on the 1001 Arabian...
Evaluation and analysis of mission statments
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...Arabian Nights. The reasons for such a choice is simply due to the fact that; Arabian night’s stories have captivated the human imagination since long time and it somehow manages reflect the ancient heritage and culture of the Arab. Here it needs to be mentioned the stories of the Arabian nights has captivated the imagination... ? Evaluation and analysis of mission ments Introduction Mission ment of a company can be defined as a concise ment of a business strategy which has been developed from the perspective of the customers. A mission statement should be in alignment with the vision of a company. A mission statement should clearly state what a company does; how does the company do it; and for whom...
Midterm Paper
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...Nights, sometimes known as the “Arabian Nights” as well as other unconnected episodes. Considered the composers most popular work, it combines a bright and dazzling orchestration, and a unique interest in the East. Initially, the composer wanted to give definitive headings to the various movements such as Prelude, Ballade, Adagio, and Finale but on further consultation, Rimsky-Korsakov settled... Midterm Paper Midterm Paper- How Music Influenced Fashion in The 1910s Introduction Different trends in a society are influenced by various factors. How people dress, the arts, architecture, and most importantly how people relate to one another are influenced by the music we listen to in one way or another....
Stereotypes in the Media
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...Arabian Nights where an Arab is heard singing “Oh I come from a land, from a faraway place, where the caravan camels roam, Where they cut off your ear if they don’t like your face, It’s barbaric, but hey, it’s home” (Metrolyrics, n.d). According to a study conducted by Martin (2007), the influence of the media can best be understood using the cultivation theory first coined by George Gerbner in the mid-1960s. According to this theory, televisions portray ideas... ? Stereotyping in the Media Racial and Gender Stereotyping in the Media In the modern age, a life without the presence of the media is completely unimaginable. It is evident that all media sources including magazines, newspapers, radio,...
Literary Analysis Essay
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...Arabian Nights Reader. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2006. Print. Pinault, David. Story-telling Techniques in the Arabian Nights. Salem: E.J. Brill, 1992. Print. Simmons, Annette. The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion Through the Art of Storytelling. Cambridge: Basic Books, 2006. Print.... and Time "Dunyâzâd said to her sister, Tell us one of your lovely stories. To which Shahrazâd replied, With the greatest of pleasure. . . ." No one knows the veritable significance of the art of storytelling better than the Shahrazad herself, as it cleverly saved her from the terrible fate of beheading. If she was born in modern times, she definitely would have gone on to become...
Literary Analysis Essay
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...Arabian Nights Reader. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2006. Print. Pinault, David. Story-telling Techniques in the Arabian Nights. Salem: E.J. Brill, 1992. Print. Simmons, Annette. The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion Through the Art of Storytelling. Cambridge: Basic Books, 2006. Print.... and Time "Dunyazad said to her sister, 'Tell us one of your lovely stories.' To which Shahrazad replied, 'With the greatest of pleasure. . . .'" No one knows the veritable significance of the art of storytelling better than the Shahrazad herself, as it cleverly saved her from the terrible fate of beheading. If she was born in modern times, she definitely would have gone on to...
Arab Culture
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...Arabian nights which is even now one of the best sold books world over. Story-telling was one of the major art form. All the three religions which branched out from the philosophy of One God brought discipline in the land: For if you didn't listen to command of God you are condemned. In the name of God magnificent monuments were built. Wherever Islam travelled in later centuries it has left mark with dome architecture (Mosques... Arab Culture Arabic Civilisation Arabic Civilisation is one of the oldest civilization. It was a fertile soil on which world's three religions nurtured: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. All of them believed in One God. There is archeological and anthropological evidence that...
A Dispatch from Soviet Uzbekistan
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...Arabian nights in Samarkand seemed to be justified by the landscape of the area. However, the political developments seemed never to fit in with these cultural and historical aspects. The aristocratic nature of the rule has been overruled by the Russian bureaucracy. It is true that ideally a shift... Monuments in marble and constructions in white stones all around”. The richness of the culture and traditions of Samarkand was evidently noticeable from the very first moment of entry into the area. The centuries old mosques and other buildings, the cultural elements and the nature appeared to speak much about the people and life in Samarkand. The mythical story of Queen Scheherazade who spent her 1001...
Response
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...Arabian Nights. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot, 2010. Print.... The Sleeper and the Waker A Baghdad merchants son, called Abu al-Hasan-al-Khalia, inherits his predecessors fortune, and immediately divides the amount into two equal quotas. After which, he preserves first percentage and wastes the other half of it partying and drinking with Persians. He befriends many drinking associates but all of them disown him when his money runs out. Generally, Abu’s decision shows creativity and mental alertness. Despite wasting his father’s riches, he is a character who understands nature of individuals in the contemporary society. He accredits that society comprises of untrustworthy people and the significance of...
Aladin M
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...Arabian Nights Stories: New York. Courier Dover Publications. 1993. (Print)... Aladdin and Cinderella tales Aladdin is a Chinese fairy tale told to reflect the ancient culture in china. The story focuses on the themes of magic, poverty, love and wealth. Cinderella is also a famous fairy tale set in the ancient Greek and Egyptian set up. Similar to Aladdin, it portrays the themes of love, poverty, wealth, magic and success. The two fairy tales depict the analogy of success after a long period of toil; neglect by the society as well as obscurity. The two fairy tales display the popular culture practiced in the late 19th and early 20th century. The stories are told in a monarchial background where there...
Narration and Imagination in Storytelling
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...Nights, more popularly known as Arabian Nights, is a compilation of one thousand and one stories by many people. The approximate date of this anthology's compilation is around 800 - 900 AD. The Decameron is an anthropology of a hundred short stories by a single author named Giovanni Boccaccio in 1353. This essay explores the power of narration and imagination in these two texts. This thesis states that the powers of imagination and skilful narration are essential for the survival of the stories and as well as the storytellers. In A Thousand and One Nights, the fictional storyteller is the Persian Queen Scheherazade. Her role... The value of narration and imagination in storytelling. . A Thousand and One...
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...Arabian Nights into English (from a copy in French, 1705–08). The favorable response of The Arabian Nights encouraged writers to try a new genre, the Oriental tale, of which Samuel Johnson's History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (1759)) was the ideal mid-century example. Growth of Romantic Orientalism into the nineteenth century, happened concurrently with another trait of Romanticism already available in the Norton... ?In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A ly pleasure dome decree . . . Discuss the treatment and significance of exotic settings and motifs in the poetry of the British romantic period. Introduction to the Poem & the Period Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a representative poem of the...
Teaching Literary Strategies in Children's Books
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...Arabian Nights as a way to encourage students to engage in literature that was popular. He tested is theory that said that if children enjoy what they are reading, they will stay with the literature longer. He found that the Arabian Nights was a historical work that many children and teachers have been influenced by in their writing and later work. He sees these talks as a way to keep a child’s interest and spark their imagination. Through the study of these tales, Styles found evidence that children should be allowed to chose the books they read in order to help them learn to take... Teaching Literature Strategies to Children Introduction Young children are always fascinated with books and all they...
Discussion on Various Articles
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...Arabian Nights is Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. It is comparable to another famous Arabian Nights story entitled Aladdin. They are both famous tales from the Middle East which are mostly occupied by Muslims. Their common setting shows palace in the deserts... ? Discussions on Various Articles By (Module and number) Discussions on Various Articles Discussion Legends and myths are part of the culture and traditions of people. They tend to explain the origin of things from mankind to certain objects and creatures. Some may say they do not really exist, but the stories were passed on from generation to generation to keep the beliefs alive. They are also shared stories to provide values and lessons to...
Book Review of Book of Saladin by Tariq Ali
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...Arabian Nights as much as Arabic historiography...enjoyable story. -- Literary Review Publishers Weekly A very different novel from Fear of Mirrors reviewed above, Ali's earthy, lusty saga about the fall of Jerusalem to Muslim forces in 1187 rewrites Eurocentric history by focusing on the historical figure Salah al-Din (better known... Book Review of "Book of Saladin" by Tariq Ali Tariq Ali's, "Book of Saladin", novel is a rich and teeming chronicle set in twelfth-century Cairo, Damascus and Jerusalem. The Book of Saladin is the fictional memoir of Saladin, the Kurdish liberator of Jerusalem, as dictated to a Jewish scribe, Ibn Yakub. Saladin grants Ibn Yakub permission to talk to his wife and retainers...
Book Review of Book of Saladin by Tariq Ali
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...Arabian Nights as much as Arabic historiography...enjoyable story. -- Literary Review Publishers Weekly A very different novel from Fear of Mirrors reviewed above, Alis earthy, lusty saga about the fall of Jerusalem to Muslim forces in 1187 rewrites Eurocentric history by focusing on the historical figure Salah al-Din (better known... Book Review of “Book of Saladin” by Tariq Ali Tariq Alis, “Book of Saladin”, novel is a rich and teeming chronicle set in twelfth-century Cairo, Damascus and Jerusalem. The Book of Saladin is the fictional memoir of Saladin, the Kurdish liberator of Jerusalem, as dictated to a Jewish scribe, Ibn Yakub. Saladin grants Ibn Yakub permission to talk to his wife and retainers ...
Invisible Cities
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...Arabian Nights as the name of Caliph Harun al Rashid’s wife... Invisible Cities: Introduction Invisible Cities, originally by Italo Calvino, explains some fifty five fantasy cities as told by the fictional character, Marco Polo, to his emperor, Kublai Khan. The book is in the form of brief poems narrated by Polo and conversations between the two main characters. Khan grows tired of the stories told to him by messengers from across the empire, but is only interested by those narrated by Polo concerning the cities that he allegedly encountered in his travels. As many as Khan insists, Polo never agrees to talk about his home city, Venice. In time, however, Khan realizes that the nonexistent places the...
Psychoanalytic analysis of the madness of Shahrayar
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...Arabian Nights. Benares: Kamashastra Society, 1995. Gerhardt, Mayer. The Art of Storytelling: A Literary Study of the Thousand and One Nights. Leiden, Netherlands: E.J Brill, 2005. Martin, Gerret. Beyond Laughter: Humor and the Sub-conscious. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966.... Psychoanalytic analysis of the madness of Shahrayar King Shahryar’s actions in the book, “A Thousand and One Nights” shows evidence of what many psychoanalytic experts describe as human attitudes, mannerisms, experiences, and thoughts largely driven by irrational drives. As a matter of fact, the entire book is espouses a case study of subversions were gender, time, experiences and space play a fundamental role. The narrative provides ...
Stereotypes in Disney and other Kids Programs
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...Arabian Nights tales with the title Aladdin’s Lamp, the children find the merchant from Afro-Arab origin as an extremely avaricious, cruel, vindictive and revengeful character, which cunningly deceits Aladdin’s wife with the purpose of obtaining the magic lamp, and deprives the couple of all their belongings eventually (The Arabian Nights 256). The character later... Module Module ID: Stereotypes in Disney and other Kids Programs The present paper looks for exploring the nature and types of the characters presented in the movies and cartoons developed for the recreation and entertainment of the children. Main objective behind elucidating the topic under consideration includes the exploration of the...
Film Franchises
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...Arabian Nights or The One Thousand and One Nights (Salis 1999, p.24). The Arabian Nights proved to be the progenitor of the film franchises with the filmisation in 1902 by Thomas Edison of the Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Aladdin soon... 1 TOPICS IN FILM STUDIES: LICENSE TO KILL AT THE BOX-OFFICE: FILM FRANCHISES Introduction A cursory glimpse of the list of the all-time world highest grossing movies reveals that out of the first 20 top box office movies, 17 movies belong to franchise films while only 3 do not belong to this category i.e. Titanic (#1), Finding Nemo (#15) and Independence Day (#18). The rest belong to the category of film series or multiple film sequels which are multi-film deals or...
The Visual Aspects of Persepolis
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...Arabian Nights. After the Shah leaves Iran, the family is talking about the Shah. The father says, "Let us enjoy our new freedom" , and the mother adds, "Now that the devil has left". This drawing is framed by the picture of the devil which is yet to come. The symbolism of the devil is made use of to depict the rule of the despotic Shah , and the forthcoming rule of the religious fanatics. She uses the symbolism of the flying carpet to show the vacation she has with her parents. Growing up in the Iran of the 1980's... The Visual Aspects of Persepolis An Analysis "Images are a way of writing," says Marjane Satrapi in her article, "On writing Persepolis" .Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's ...
Which reflections of Islam are in the tale of Maruf the Cobbler
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...Arabian Nights, which recounts the adventures of a cobbler, who goes from being a poor cobbler to a King after making sincere supplications to God. Ma’aruf is a simpleton, who is put through many miseries by his wicked wife and endures great tests. The story is set in Cairo, which recounts the story of medieval Middle East and contains many elements and motifs from the eastern culture, along with many reflections of Islamic traditions. The main focus of the essay is to highlight the Islamic values and teachings that also has many parallels with the life of the Prophet. One of the most important Islamic teaching... s Ma’aruf the Cobbler Ma’aruf the cobbler was one of the stories told in the 1001 Arabian ...
Rimsky-Korsakov
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...Nights, this orchestral work combines two feature common to Russian music, and of Rimsky-Korsakov in particular in particular: dazzling, colorful orchestration and an interest in the East, which figured greatly in the history of Imperial Russia"1. In his "Chronicle" Rimsky-Korsakov mentioned those four episodes of Arabian tales, which laid in the basis of his symphonic suite: 1. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship; 2. The Tail of Prince Kalendar; 3. The Young Prince and Princess; 4. The Baghdad Festival. The Sea. The Ship Breaks... A long time ago, when there were not any printed books, newspapers, TV etc., the storytelling was the best way for people to entertain each other andto share...
Harvard classics
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...Nights’ is a very renowned collection of stories and folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age from all over the Middle East. The book has also gained recognition in English as ‘Arabian Nights’ and has been translated in a number of different languages all over the world. Most stories range... 13 June Essays Essay one: ‘An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations’ is the most popular book written by Adam Smith, a Scottish economist. Published in the year 1776, the book talks about market policies with respect to global economies around the world and has thus been able to set a bench mark for leading policy makers and economists all around the world, providing them with an...
Negation in Arabic
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...Arabian Nights is classic case of the culture and administration that prevailed in region. Syntax The Arabic grammar reflects the rule of its alphabets... Negation in Arabic Negation in Arabic Titus Rock Manickam Order No. 314993 16 August 2009 Negationin Arabic Introduction The Arabic language has twenty eight letters that consists of consonants and vowels. It also has fourteen symbols that function as short vowels and pronunciation markers. The letters are written in variation according to the sound, depending on the placement of the letters in a word viz. at the start, in between, at the end, or in isolation (Online Arabic Tutorial). This contrasts with the English language that has twenty six dist...
Prose Narrative Criticism
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...Arabian Nights indicates the protagonist’s love for literature on fantasy and adventure. The protagonist is so much obsessed about the book and he fears for its theft and does not go outside, totally engrossed with the book and illustrations. In the end, he realizes that it is a monster and intends to burn it. He fears that the smoke of a book that has no beginning or end may engulf the entire world and suffocate it. His fear is comparable to the modern warfare of chemical weapons. The smallness of the sand particle signifies insignificant human life as compared to the infinite cosmos. It is rather impossible for a normal human being to fathom the significance of time and space... Topic: Prose...
Analysis
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...Arabian Nights like the Aladin, the Sindbad, and the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Moreover, it also offers accounts regarding some of the greatest Arab poets like Zuhayr, Abid or Ubaid, al-Ghatash, the Poet of Labwa (Mussa). Every narrative in the book seems individual, yet they are linked with each other in a beautiful manner. The narrative in the book continues to shift from third person to first person, and the story moves on. In an attempt to connect history of Arab poets, the author has taken the help of family trees that were preserved in those days. Most of the Arab history that is gathered by the historian is by word of mouth. Therefore, the accuracy of the tales told... The riddle...
The Hero of American Fantasy: Rebel in Search of Cause
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...Arabian Nights’ does not follow the pattern or the important stages of the monomyth. So, these sorts of works gain lesser importance in this study. Besides, in these types of stories, there is less chance for the hero to express his bravery and high chance to follow the pattern of folktales. The films that are included in this research is closely related to the theme selected and it helps to add some more evidence to prove the possibility of cultural and traditional aspects related... The Hero of American Fantasy: Rebel in Search of Cause A This thesis attempts to highlight the main characteristics of the American culture. Several aspects are considered like the uniqueness of American cultu...
The human sexuality for women in Middle East
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...Nights” or known as the Arabian Nights. Although more of a literary work than a scholarly one, this collection of stories gives a good glimpse of the erotica and sexual relations during the Islamic Golden Age when the accumulated Arabic knowledge in the sciences and medicine reigned supreme during the Caliphate era and more superior to the West (Schick, 1999, p. 93). Human sexuality in the Middle East concerning deviant practices like adultery, illicit premarital sex and homosexuality are sometimes condoned through silence expressed as the social taboos of their culture... Head: HUMAN SEXUALITY FOR WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST HUMAN SEXUALITY FOR WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST first middle initial, last name...
Byzantium And Islam.
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...Arabian Nights’ integrated diverse tales within a cohesive frame story, employing exaggeration to evade the Muslim fiction ban (Grunebaum, 2005 pg. 77). Working within the images of living creatures ban, Islamic art emphasized immaterial ornamental... ? BYZANTIUM AND ISLAM After the fall of Roman Empire, three civilizations begun based on religion - Byzantium and Islam. These two were adaptions of the previous roman system which was based on Christianity. As barbarian invaders ripped the western empire to shreds, the East subsisted as Byzantium and Constantinople as its capital.  As trade, urban life, and knowledge declined in the Western empire, Byzantium developed a vital economy, refined and...
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