Friday, April 24, 2009

Genie oh Djinn...

Everybody knows the story of Alladin. He finds (bukan "founds", tq Teyhah n LanXLan) the magic lamp and were granted 3 wishes by the Genie. In Disney's version of Alladin the Genie was in blue. The Genie is friendly, funny and witty. I remember loving the movie when I was in standard 1 or 2 and I would guess, who won't?

Here's the weird thing about Alladin's Genie (or generally reffering to the Disney's Alladin)- Since when does a genie or djinn (in reality) is friendly to human, helps them and grants wishes for good?

I don't know the real story or the real version of Alladin, but the one that Disney made was a real fault as for the portrayal of the genie. I didn't notice this until I watch documentaries about Freemason, Anti-Christians and its movement (at one point it even mentioned that Walt Disney as a high member of the Masonic group, woah! ). Were the documentaries for real? I don't know. But one thing for sure is that a genie that grants wishes for us does not intend to do good.

The real thing that could happen to Alladin is supposed to be like what happened to Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. I guess many years ago when Marlowe was alive he maybe heard about the story of Alladin and retells it in another version (the version which I found that was more logical than Disney's Alladin).

All in all, the reason that I'm so concern about this matter is that I don't want my children or any future generation to look at things and accept it as it is. I don't want them to think that a genie may be a friend to us as finding them would grant us wishes and that is a good thing. I don't want them to end up like Dr. Faustus because in my opinion it's not possible to happen.

p/s: The reason that I highlighted Disney's Alladin is because that is the version of Alladin that I can really remember. The other version , the ones in the book seems a bit different where I can find one ending with Alladin and Jasmine being together but without the help of genie or without the presence of genie in the end.

p/s: for those who don't know about the story "Dr Faustus". = It's in short about Dr Faustus who finds help with satan (Mephistophilis and Lucifer) to receive worldly pleasure by selling his soul to them. In the end he regretted what he'd done and 'tis too late that he died in blaspheme.

bonus question : what's a question that does not need an answer called?


alia said...

I think children will be traumatized if the Genie asked Alladin to sell his soul in exchange of 3 wishes.
But yeah, in real life, there's no such thing as genie yg akan bagi kita 3 wishes just because. there's always a catch. so kids, don't befriend with the unknown.

and the answer to ur question - no question? hahaha.

Sokat said...

alia salah...kne dgr Dr Nora betol2 len kali..

Yanna said...

bonus question : what's a question that does not needd an answer called?

A rhetorical question?

Regarding your comments on Disney, I only realized much later on that they basically brainwash you with most of their movies. Ariel never got her happy ending with Eric in The Little Mermaid, same with Sleeping Beauty, Snow White is *a lot* less innocent than her Disney counterpart, and so forth.

It's sort of dangerous - kids are misled and end up believing all kinds of nonsense.

PuakaDariPatpong said...

promotion : who wants aladin xxx and snow white xxx and even upin upin xxx sile contact saye. hahaha

Sokat said...

yanna betol!!! rhetorical question..

huhu dangerous eyh HollyWood ni! ehuehue

(tgh syiok layan Coffee Prince skg)

teyha! said...

i read somewhere that if u think about cinderella, the stepsisters are better. they might be bad but they obey their mothers. and cinderella disobeys her. haha. think about it.

azuwa said...

the conclusion is, takyah tgk cite disney, hehe..
glad I am not one of Disney's fans ^^

al-Azhar Tengku al-Walid said...

It's called "Rhetoric Question". Is that right?

al-Azhar Tengku al-Walid said...

Shoot. I just realized Yanna has answered this.Haha