Scheherazade by goldie ()
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The core of this story concerns Shahryar who the narrator calls a "Sasanian king" ruling in "India and China." Shahryar is shocked to learn that his brother's wife is unfaithful; discovering that his own wife's infidelity has been even more flagrant, he has her killed. In his bitterness and grief, he decides that all women are the same. Shahryar begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning, before she has a chance to dishonor him. Eventually the vizier, whose duty it is to provide the virgins, cannot find any more. Scheherazade, the vizier's daughter, offers herself as the next bride and her father reluctantly agrees. On the night of their marriage, Scheherazade begins to tell the king a tale, but does not end it. The king, curious about how the story ends, is thus forced to postpone her execution in order to hear the conclusion. The next night, as soon as she finishes the tale, she begins another one, and the king, eager to hear the conclusion of that tale as well, postpones her execution once again. This goes on for one thousand and one nights. Best known tales include Aladdin and His Magic Lamp, Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves and Sinbad the Sailor.
In this scene, since Scheherazade is fully aware of her new husband's tactics, I envisioned their first night together where she attempts to lure Shahryar to listen to her tales.
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Image Comments (16)
I love the stories of the "Thousand and One Nights" There are wonderful storys.Dein Image resampled it very well, I hope you do still more images from the story, there are thousands of individual storys, and each one could be an image, You would be busy for about three years, every day a new one. That was a joke. Fantastic image,excellent done,please more of them. Have a wonderful day,Michael.
This is a stunning and beautifully done scene, Barb! Wonderful interpretation of the story.. Or at least the first story..
Now..... This is weird..... Guess what CD I have playing in the computer's CD/DVD drive right now? Yes... That's right.. Nicolai Rimsky Korssakoff's Scheherazade.... We must be on the same cosmic plane, my friend.