Castle in the Air Setting & Symbolism

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Magic

Magic is one of the main objects referenced in "Castle in the Air" by Diana Wynne Jones. Everything in the land of Zanzib seems to have some type of magical association, from the fortune teller's prophecy to the wares being sold by the merchants at the Zanzib Bazaar.

As is common for a child longing to escape, Abdullah fills his thoughts with a magical life from his royal birth to living happily ever after with his princess. The daydream is magical because it is everything Abdullah wants and proves to be something quite different when a djinn uses magic to make it come true.

Abdullah is steeped in custom but is not a fool. He is skeptical when the stranger attempts to sell him a magic carpet. Even after seeing it in operation, Abdullah wonders if it really is magic. Abdullah's magical journey truly begins at this...

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