Aims of criticism
Aladdin’s lamp. The lamp is tied to a story from Arabian Nights (1450) originating from Cairo. Aladdin is a mischievous, lazy son of a poor tailor of China. He is met on a road one day by a “magician” who pretends to be his uncle. He tells him of a magic lamp in a cave, and asks him to enter the cave to retrieve it. He retrieves the lamp but refuses to give it to the magician until he is safely outside. The magician retaliates by sealing the cave with Aladdin in it. The magician leaves and Aladdin now is trapped inside. While he was examining the lamp, Aladdin accidently rubbed a side and two “genies” appeared (some translation dispute whether one or two) and offer to give him anything he wants. Thus ancients believe that it was the source of wealth and good fortune. But after Aladdin gets what he wants, he puts the lamp aside and forgets about it. This failure to acknowledge the source of his wealth; the lamp is now old and rusty and. The magician sees the opportunity to lure the wife to exchange the magic lamp with a shiny new one. He has the magic lamp transported back to Africa. It’s not over yet. Aladdin poisons the magician and takes back the lamp and all that it had given him and returns to China. There’s a moral here.
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