A Thousand And One Nights Essay

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A frame tale is a smaller tale inside of a larger story. In the Prologue of The Thousand and One Nights, The King named Shahrayar witnessed his very unfaithful wife by making love with another man. Because of this eventful tragedy, Shahrayar decides to have his wife killed because of her unfaithful acts. The man that killed his wife, named Vizer, once the dead was done by killing his wife, Vizer had a new job which was to find a new women to sleep with each night. Every morning the woman is killed after she sleeps with the king by Vizer. He did this so he would not have to deal it the pain of having an unfaithful woman in his presents and feel that pain ever again. One day Vizer’s daughter, named Shahrazad, came to her father and told him that she was sick of all the death and it was time for him to settle down and marry her. Vizer decides to give his daughter to Shahrayar to marry him. This is when the frame tale begins, each night Vizer is forced to tell a story to her husband, the king, if she wants to stay alive. One of the stories that were told it called “The Porter and The Young Girls”.
“The Porter and The Young Girls” was a story that was meant truly for the benefit of Shahrayar. During the story being told there is three sisters introduced. These three sisters agreed to take in one man, as he would not leave. The three girls then took care of this man. Later on in the story six other men joined from music and laughter they heard coming from the young girls palace. The girls took all these men in under their roof and treated them as they were gods. The girls gave these men one rule though the rule was “Speak not of which concerns you not or you will hear which shall please you not.” (1120). This rule stated that as long as the men do not ask questions they can stay and have all the wine and food they wanted. That evening the eldest sister brought out two black bitches and whipped them three hundred times. She then help them and wiped their tears. The...

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