English Essays on The Fairy Tale of Aladdin
In my opinion, it is only in the world of fairy tales where the lazy chaps have got chance of leaving a comfortable life even if they fail to work. In Aladdin story, even if one comes from a very humble background and is lazy too he can just still man over life challenges. Aladdin’s life changes from the poor man who he is to be a great king. Aladdin could barely afford a single meal for him and his mother. However, when he gets the lamp containing the great magician, Genie the story of his life changes to better living. It is in the words of magician when the Genie says, “I bring powers, but very little imagination ” (Delaney 87). These words become the turning point of Aladdin’s life. The lamp containing genie had brought to Aladdin the great power of commanding whatever he ever wished for in the world and he gets. As in much as it was true that magic would do anything for Aladdin, he could not just believe that from the spoken words of mouth he could be able to have anything. These very acts are justified when Aladdin comes to rise from the languishing poverty to rise and marry a princess and eventually becomes the king. The statements of Genie were too real for Aladdin to stomach and accept. This is explained by the fact that Aladdin only asks for mere things. For instance, he is amazed and only asks for food rather than great wealth and success for the future (Delaney 87). The powers of the magic lamp were too simple, just by the little act of rubbing the lamp and Genie would grant him any wish.
How does returning Aladdin to nothing promote the plot of the story?
Returning of Aladdin to nothing gives the plot of the story an opportunity to dwell on the different themes that were not clearly stated (Delaney 87). When Aladdin is returned to nothing, the plot turns to the revealing of the kinds of friends he has. For instance, one of his friend in the market place mocks him and turn to make fun of his situation. This elaborates the difference between true friendship and the jealous friends who never mean well. Additionally, the theme of love is evident at the turn of events. For example, the wife says “I have told you before I don’t want your gifts I just want go back home to my beloved husband” (Delaney 87). This indicates the love and stand firm the princess has. If it were not for the love she would turn her back on Aladdin since Aladdin had already lost everything.
Moreover, the return of events puts Aladdin to state of desperation that is, he has to trade his life for the princes. Finally, the theme of fate and vengeance is well brought out. In the fate part, Aladdin loses the lamp but he gets it back and finds the wife and they live happily ever after that is fate. While on the theme of vengeance, it is revealed by the antagonist, the evil magician who is egocentric and has last for the princess he says “Nothing is sweeter than revenge” (Delaney 87). In conclusion, the faerie tale of Aladdin as great moral lessons. For one there is the lesson that the evil people in the society always have no place to progress for long just as the evil magician. The last lesson is that every individual has got the opportunity to be who they dream to be.
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