In one 19th century translation, she “perceived the dawn of day and ceased” speaking nearly 1,000 times

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Today’s Final Jeopardy Category is: Classic Tale Characters

Today’s Final Jeopardy

In one 19th century translation, she “perceived the dawn of day and ceased” speaking nearly 1,000 times

Final Jeopardy Answer

The Final Jeopardy Answer is: Shahrazad / Scheherazade

Final Jeopardy Explanation

In One Thousand and One Nights, more popularly known in English as Arabian Nights, a collection of Arabic-language Middle Eastern folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age, Shahrazad “perceived the dawn of day and ceased to say her permitted say” in Sir Richard Burton’s 1888 translation.

Shahrazad, also known as Scheherazade, is a major female character and the storyteller in the story. In the work, the King Shahryr marries a series of virgins, only to have each one executed the next morning, before she has a chance to dishonour him.

Shahrazad eventually offers herself as the next bride but the King spares her life after every night, when she begins to tell the King a story but does not finish it. Eagerly awaiting the conclusion of the previous night’s story, the King kept her alive day by day. Eventually, after 1,001 nights and 1,000 stories, Shahrazad informs the King that she has no more stories to tell him. However, during the previous 1,001 nights, the King had fallen in love with Shahrazad sparing her life, and makes her his queen.

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