This paper is based on the Arabian nights(Selected and edited by Daniel Heller-Roazen, )and Bocaccio’s "The Decameron" (Oxford World’s classics, )for a Comparative Literature Class. A COMPARATIVE APPROACH must be used with EXAMPLES. Compare the topic to the tales discussed in the text.
Note: The number of sources is four. Two of them are the books themselves. Make sure you use the same version of the books I have included in the parenthesis above.
Topic:It is said that â€œtales divert, cure, teach, and save livesâ€ (literally and metaphorically). Selecting two stories of your choice, one from the Decameron and one from the Arabian Nights, explain how these stories, either entertained you, or taught you, or helped you better deal with a pressuring and uncomfortable situation in life. DISCUSS AND GIVE PLENTY OF EXAMPLES.
Note: Arabian nights: tales discussed in the essay could come from pages 3-150
From "The Decameron" tale discussed in the essay could come from Day 1: stories 1,2,3,4, Day 2: stories 5 and 10, Day 3: stories 1,4, and 10, Day 4: stories, 1, 2,and 5, Day 5: stories, 4and 10, Day 6: stories 1 and 4, Day 7: stories 2 and 4, Day 8: stories 3 and 8, Day 9: stories 2 and 3 and Day 10: stories 10 and conclusion