Shahrazad As An Errant Literary Analysis

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Religion in the literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance changed from a focus on obedience to a story of journey. Christianity had changed the Roman Empire, and Augustine wrote an intimate story to the God who changed him. The mystery of a spiritual search guides Perceval from being a naïve but skilled knight into the discovery of the merciful love of God. In ancient stories, that were finally written down in the Middle Ages, Shahrazad helps restore mental and spiritual order to a king who has reacted cruelly, out of pain and anger. Don Quixote, sallies out, attempting to live by the outdated code of chivalry, and at the end of these journeys; he is finally freed from the illusions that controlled so much of his life. This paper will focus on the errant literary travelers, and compare how each changes within; due to…show more content…
Augustine was aware of his own struggle within, Perceval is blind to his own lack of wisdom, King Shahrayar must slowly be brought, by Shahrazad, to seeing his need to change and rule wisely, Don Quixote is dedicated to faithfully serving in his imaginary role as a knight, and only sees at the end of his life; what was clear to others. The truth of God is uncovered or revealed in the end of all these stories of sally, journey and darkness of night. All of these literary travelers are guided by others in key moments to learn, confess, or to continue to listen. Each of them must come to a moment of seeing themselves in the moment of need, or within the story of the night. Perceval is told by his cousin that “miseries will come” (One Thousand, 3592), because of his refusal to act wisely when in the castle of the Fisher King. All of the key figures of these works experience misery, or try to avoid it, because of foolish personal choices of themselves or
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