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Sindbad is part of a collection of stories called the Arabian Nights or the 1001 Nights translated by Robert Dawood The traditional definition of a romance is a long narrative about the adventures of knights or other heroes Sindbad fits this definition for three main reasons Therefore Sindbad is a romance hero Firstly Sindbad is a romance hero because he has an innate love of adventure and daring journeys Sindbad cannot be content with leading a jovial and extravagant life Dawood 842 because his heart yearns for the sea Like a true romance hero Sindbad is in constant search of adventure Secondly Sindbad upholds the codes of chivalry Although a description of a swashbuckling pirate would fit Sindbad the best he still has an innate sense of righteousness he follows He offers the captain a rare pearl Dawood in return for the rescue of his life Sindbad also gives lavish alms to the orphanages and widows Dawood as a means of helping less fortunate people Thirdly Sindbad is motivated by a quest His constant quest is to search for a treasure trove of gold andor adventure He searches for gold and jewels to increase his personal prestige and not so much to get rich If in fact it were the latter Sindbad would not have given alms to the city However he does not always get the money through swashbuckling means By making saddles for the king and vizier he is made the richest man in the island Dawood 844 Sindbad simply cannot pass on an opportunity to get rich Even when he escapes from the tomb his love of gold gets the better of him He gathered up all the jewels pearls and precious ornaments Dawood 846 as if to benefit from his adventure on the island Sindbads love of adventure can also be seen as a quest in itself Sindbad goes on a quest for adventure for the sake
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