Miss Melanie Transue
9th Grade CP English E-5
27 October 2011
Good vs. Evil
Light or dark? Night or day? Good or evil? I chose to write my essay on “The Djinn who lives between Night and Day”. I chose to do this story because I truly believe that the djinn, Al-faq is a good djinn.
Al-faq the djinn is good because in the end of the story he helps the husband of a depressed woman. Al-faq helps by giving the man directions to “Walk south. Walk until you can go no farther. I will give you a sign that your wife and children have returned to life, but you must stay there by the sea, alone, with nothing. You must never speak again. You must never seek the ones you love, for if you find one, then all eight must die.” (Rogers 4) The man did as Al-faq told him to. Then followed the directions. Al-faq had followed him far behind him. Some people may think that Al-faq is bad. In the beginning I thought that al-faq was a mean djinn because he really didn’t do any thing to punish Tayab, all he said was “some mischief” (Rogers 1).
Other people may believe that al-faq is a bad djinn because he had lied to the man and old him that he “will give a sign that your wife and children have returned to life” (Rogers 4). However, Al-faq had sent the village people from a near by village to go and help him. Al-faq said to them “there is a holy man beside the sea. Find him. Care for him” (Rogers 4). They also did as they were told. That is how Al-faq is good but yet bad.
Al-faq is also good because after he listens to Tayab’s story Al-faq went and tried to fix what had already been done. First Al-faq went and found the man. The man that Al-faq head helped was now “hollow-eyed and thin” (Rogers 4). Then Al-faq gives the man’s directions to follow. I feel very strongly about how Al-faq is good and how all of my reasons support that he is good.
In conclusion Al-faq is a good djinn. I am fair because I can see both sides of this story. Like how Al-faq is good but yet bad at the same time.