Comparing Scheherazade's One Thousand And One Nights

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Once upon a time, fairy tales were not the pleasing and entertaining tales that are people recite to their children, but they were gruesome stories of characters depicting the society around the orator. They were told orally at first from grandfather to father to son and along these several generations, the connotations have changed dramatically. Also, even the folklore that was written down was skewed by generations of constant alterations. An excellent example is Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights also known as The Arabian Nights. The most well known and most modified tale “Alaeddin or the Wonderful Lamp” is about a unconcerned “Chinese” boy who gets tricked by a sorcerer, but with the help of his two genies he saves himself and marries
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