• Why is it always idle young boys who go through some crazy experiences and mature? Why isn’t there ever any other plot device? I want to read (or write) about a young boy who works and studies hard and finds the lamp for himself and see what he decides to do with it!
  • Honestly it’s kind of creepy that Aladdin followed the sultan’s daughter to the bath like that. And he fell in love at first sight. Even if I didn’t change a thing I would have to give this story more details!
  • I hate that the Sultan only cares about what price his daughter will fetch when he sells her in marriage. I know that was normal for the times, but it really bothers me.
  • Honestly I really appreciate that the story doesn’t end with the happily ever after. I think more stories should extend beyond that
  • Good idea Aladdin, to put the powder in the wine. It’s the first smart thing he did.
  • I feel like Aladdin got a whole lot for basically nothing. He didn’t have to try hard or anything. He was just lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. It doesn’t really sit well with me

Bibliography: Arabian Nights translated by Andrew Lang. Web Source.

Image: “Aladdin and the Princess” by J. B. Lippincott & Co. Source: Wikimedia

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