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Aladdin And The Wonderful Lamp Analysis

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In "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" by Andrew Lang and "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Anderson, both protagonist's pursue the object of their desire. In "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp," there's a protagonist named Aladdin, who is the son of a poor tailor. One day a magician approaches Aladdin by disguising himself as his uncle. The magician ends up taking advantage of Aladdin by using him to get a wonderful lamp. Aladdin without not knowing anything about the wonderful lamp goes with the magician to get it. Aladdin manages to get the wonderful lamp, but refuses to give it to the magician until he gets out of the cave. The magician traps him. Aladdin remains in the cave for two days. He sees the ring the magician gave him and rubs it. In front of him a genies appears, which changes his life forever. One day Aladdin hears the sultan's order about his daughter, the princess going for bath. This makes Aladdin very eager to see the princess. Despite of knowing that the princess always wears a veil, Aladdin sneaks and sees the princess without her veil. However in "The Little Mermaid," there's a protagonist named Ariel. Ariel is a mermaid, who lives under the sea in her father's kingdom with her father, five sisters, and grandmother. Ariel spent her time hearing stories from her sister about the surface of the ocean. She questioned her grandmother and always wondered about it. Ariel wasn't allowed to go up to the surface of the ocean until she reached fifteen. When Ariel
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