Vathek (Oxford World's Classics)

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Fakat okuyucunun üzerinde korkunç bir etki bırakan Hintli’den aynı oranda büyülenir Vathek. Bu çirkin elçinin Vathek’e vaat ettiği Yeraltı Ateşi Sarayı ve tüm zenginlikler halihazırda Vathek’in elinde olandan fazlası değildir, hatta onun zenginliklerinin yanında sönük bile kalan “harikalar”dır. Ama bu vaatler aslında sadece bahanedir. Çünkü genç hükümdarı bu denli yoldan çıkaran iki üç büyülü obje değil, bilinmeyenin ve yasaklı olanın cazibesidir. Kendisine yüklenen sorumluluktan ne pahasına olursa olsun kurtulup başka bir hayatı yaşama istediğidir. Bundandır ki Vathek aslında bu masalın içerisindeki gerçek kötü ve gotik karakter değildir bence. Başlangıçtan itibaren şeytani bir kötülük anlayışı yoktur. Arsızlığı ve yasaklı olana duyduğu şehvet onu kitabın sonunda dönüştüğü canavar haline getirir. Faking the Dead: Fakreddin, Nouronihar’s father, does this with her and Gulchenrouz in an attempt to keep Vathek away from her. It doesn't work. There is nothing so delicious, in his estimation, as the heart of a young boy palpitating with the first tumults of love. [the Giaour]

bilmesine rağmen hep daha fazlasını öğrenmek isteyen Vathek karanlık güçlerin oyunlarına açık hale gelecek ve servetiyle sarayından çok daha fazlasını kaybedecektir. Göklerin sırrına ermek için yaptırdığı Babil Kulesi benzeri kule de onu dinin çektiği sınırın ötesine götürecek bir çıkış noktası olur. Sınırda elinde tutmak için bekleyen provokatör karakter ise Hintli’dir. Hintli’nin Vathek’in aklına girmeye başladığı andan itibaren kitabın başında gördüğümüz tüm güzelliklerin yerini yavaş yavaş çirkinliğin almaya başladığını fark ederiz. Ballandıra ballandıra betimlenen doğunun tüm zevk ve gösterişi, yerini karanlığa, mide bulandırıcı ve ürkütücü sahnelere bırakmaya başlar.Ateşi Sarayı” göstetişli ve tılsımlı zengin bir yere gönderilir. Kendisini lanetleterek karanlığın prensi İblis tarafından yönetilen bu saray cehennemdir. Halife Vathek kendisini pişmanlıklar, sonsuz ve sınırsız acılar içinde bulur. They all avoided each other; and, though surrounded by a multitude that no one could number, each wandered at random, unheedful of the rest, as if alone on a desert where no foot had trodden.

En la novela, el califa Vathek, cuya sed de conocimiento y poder aún más desesperante que los del “Fausto” de Goethe devienen en una obsesión luego de que un mercader recién llegado, cuya cara es tan atroz que los guardias que lo escoltan no lo miran a la cara. Este hace una profecía sobre una cimitarra que le regala a Vathek. Being much addicted to women and the pleasures of the table, he thought by his affability, to procure agreeable companions; and he succeeded the better as his generosity was unbounded and his indulgencies unrestrained: for he did not think, with the Caliph Omar Ben Abdalaziz, that it was necessary to make a hell of this world to enjoy paradise in the next. At Rocnabad, there is a castle as big or bigger than the one that Vathek left behind. He meets a young woman named Nouronihar, who he wants as one of his wives (as Caliph, what Vathek wants, Vathek gets). She is promised to a man named Gulchenrouz. The lovers drink a potion that will make them look dead for several days, then, the idea is that they go and live somewhere else, away from Vathek.Mother Makes You King: Almost everything Carathis does is to ensure her son will "reign on the throne of Soliman". Would it have been required so, she would've willingly suffered damnation to achieve this goal. A Genie asks Mohammed for permission to try to save Vathek from his eternal damnation. He takes the form of a shepherd who plays the flute to make men realize their sins. The shepherd asks Vathek if he is done sinning, warns Vathek about Eblis, ruler of Hell, and asks Vathek to return home, destroy his tower, disown Carathis, and preach Islam. Vathek's pride wins out, and he tells the shepherd that he will continue on his quest for power, and values his mother more than life itself or God's mercy. Vathek's servants desert him; Nouronihar becomes immensely prideful. a b c d e Lewis,Matthew Gregory,etal.Vathek: An Arabian Tale.Vereinigtes Königreich,R. Bentley,1834. Although having no story role in the game, Vathek is seen flying through the skies of The Wingwarrens as the Skylander makes their way through the lands. At the top of the peak, Vathek appears and engages the Skylander in battle. A hideous stranger arrives in town, claiming to be a merchant from India selling precious goods. Vathek buys glowing swords with letters on them from the merchant, and invites the merchant to dinner. When the merchant does not respond to Vathek's questions, Vathek looks at him with his "evil eye," but this has no effect, so Vathek imprisons him. The next day, he discovers that the merchant has escaped and his prison guards are dead. The people begin to call Vathek crazy. His mother, Carathis, tells him that the merchant was “the one talked about in the prophecy”, and Vathek admits that he should have treated the stranger kindly.

Villianous and truly horrible in personality, Vathek is an evil dragon who would do whatever it takes to become king of Dragon's Peak, even willing to betray his own brother to achieve his goal. Vathek wants to decipher the messages on his new sabres, offers a reward to anyone who can help him, and punishes those who fail. After several scholars fail, one elderly man succeeds: the swords say "We were made where everything is well made; we are the least of the wonders of a place where all is wonderful and deserving, the sight of the first potentate on earth". But the next morning, the message has changed: the sword now says "Woe to the rash mortal who seeks to know that of which he should remain ignorant, and to undertake that which surpasses his power". The old man flees before Vathek can punish him. However, Vathek realises that the writing on the swords really did change. It's the story of the Caliph Vathek, a sensualist and seeker of knowledge whose quest for novelty leads him into the snares of a diabolical plot. Promised the jewels and talismans of the pre-Adamic kings, he embarks on an inverted pilgrim's progress with a suitable ending. Despite already carrying an extensive harem on the journey, Vathek decides to seduce the young Nouronihar, ignoring Muslim hospitality laws, while the ugly eunuch starts chasing after the innocent boy.Make It Look Like an Accident: Carathis and her servants kill all of the palace attendants who try to rescue them from what they believe to be the palace on fire (it is actually one of Carathis’s dark rituals). They then tell Morakanabad after the fact that those people died in the flames. Vathek shows absolutely no concern for the lives or well-being of his officials, servants or soldiers. Frequently, he degrades and tortures them For the Evulz. Pero esta es una de las tantas cosas que se describen aquí. Vathek, que en su ciega ambición ingresa al Palacio, también deberá enfrentar los ataques de su temible madre, Carathis, así también como abjurar su fe en Mahoma y entregarse a los poderes de las tinieblas. A hideous stranger arrives in town, claiming to be a merchant from India selling precious goods. Vathek buys glowing swords with letters on them from the merchant, and invites the merchant to dinner. When the merchant does not respond to Vathek's questions, Vathek looks at him with his " evil eye", but this has no effect, so Vathek imprisons him. The next day, he discovers that the merchant has escaped and his prison guards are dead. The people begin to call Vathek crazy. His Greek mother, Carathis, tells him that the merchant was "the one talked about in the prophecy", and Vathek admits that he should have treated the stranger kindly.

Historical Villain Upgrade: The real Caliph Wathiq probably wasn’t a Satanist. Nor would his mother have been one, for that matter...Vathek wonders when his reward will come, and Carathis says that he must fulfill his end of the pact and sacrifice to the jinn of the earth. Carathis helps him prepare the sacrifice: she and her son climb to the top of the tower and mix oils to create an explosion of light. The people, presuming that the tower is on fire, rush up the stairs to save Vathek from being burnt to death. Instead, Carathis sacrifices them to the jinn. Carathis performs another ritual and learns that for Vathek to claim his reward, he must go to Istakhar. Eblis (Arabic إبليس) – lord of the apostate angels, who were cast into the underworld after refusing to bow before Adam. [6] (p113) Lord Byron cited Vathek as a source for his poem The Giaour. In Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Byron also calls Vathek "England's wealthiest son". Other Romantic poets wrote works with a Middle Eastern setting inspired by Vathek, including Robert Southey's Thalaba the Destroyer (1801) and Thomas Moore's Lalla-Rookh (1817). [8] John Keats's vision of the Underworld in Endymion (1818) is indebted to the novel. [9]



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