The Storyteller's Daughter Setting & Symbolism

Cameron Dokey
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The Ebony Trunk

The Ebony Trunk is the only possession that Maju takes away from her homeland when she marries the vizier. It contains the cloth she uses for storytelling.

The Cloth

The Cloth is the device through which Maju and Shahrazad tell their stories. Despite the fact that they are blind and the cloth is blank, by feeling the texture of the fabric they are able to "read" a story that is specifically for the person who brought them the cloth in the first place. It is a magical device for revealing fables that help clarify reality and expose some basic truth.

Samarkand

Samarkand is the seat of the kingdom that Shahrayar gives to his brother Shazaman, an important center along the region's main trade route.

The Pool and Pomegranate Tree

The Pool and Pomegranate Tree are the young Shahrazad's favorite location in the king's grounds. Here...

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