Summary and analysis of the book Zadig or destiny (chapters 1-10)
Approval the author of the approval (ironic use of the ’ release, which gave the library legislation, l ’ was to get a Royal approval) Obviously Voltaire. This part, appearing at the beginning of the tale has a satirical and provocative tone towards the authorities of the century.
EPdedicatory ITRE to the Sultana Sheraa by Sadi
SADI chooses the Sultana Sheraa, a beautiful and wise woman as recipient of the dedication. SADI uses specific expression and a high language for s ’ address has the Sultana.
Chapter 1 “The one-eyed”
Zadig is a young educated man, rich and generous. It follows the principle of Zoroaster. He wants to marry Semire, a very beautiful and intelligent woman. One day, When walking together toward a gate of Babylon they arrive two armed men (the guards of Orcan, nephew d ’ a Minister). Orcan was very jealous of Zadig and so wanted to remove Semire. Zadig, l ’ help of two slaves fighting to defend Semire and remains seriously injured. Semire so brought Hermes, a doctor of Memphis, which, visited Zadig, declares that ’ he will lose l ’ eye. Zadig decided d ’ go find Semire, but along the way he learned that his wife had just married with Orcan. This new he falls unconscious but finally the reason l ’ carried on his affliction and decides d ’ marry Azora, a rich burgeoise.
Chapter 2 “The nose”
One day the wife of Zadig returned from a walk in anger. Monstesquieu, a young widow had promised to stay with in the grave as long as l ’ water ’ a Brook would sink until ’ next, but Azora l ’ saw him away. Zadig n ’ not like his reaction and organizes a ploy to ensure the fidelity of his wife.
He pretends to death and asked his friend l Cador ’ help. Cador asking permission to talk to Semir and after crying they dinfluential together. During dinner they speak with more confidence and in the middle of supper Cador complained of an evil that can be cured only with a nose of a dead man recently. She took a razor and goes to the tomb of her husband, but when she s ’ approach to cut his nose Zadig gets up holding his nose d ’ a hand and arresting the l raisor ’ other.
Chapter 3 “The dog and the horse”
A eunuch search the bitch of the Queen and the King's horse, and Zadig arrives, Thanks to his scientific knowledge, to describe animals without seeing them. It was therefore denounced for stealing animals. He explains that he had managed to describe them Thanks to the traces as ’ they left in the forest. All the judges admired Zadig and the King orders only ’ we give him l ’ fine of four hundred ounces d ’ gold which he had been convicted.
Chapter 4 “L ’ envious”
Zadig solve a verbal dispute between wise about the Griffins. A scientist then denounces Zadig to l ’ Archmage Yebor, but Cador helps him out of this bad situation. One day Arimaze is located at Zadig.
Zadig writing verses for the King, but after he throws the half of the Tablet into a rose Bush. L ’ jealous envious of him looking for the Tablet and there is only a part on which there is write the most horrific insults against the King. So he'll do incarcerate. During the trial the door di Zadig parrot at the foot of the King l ’ another part of worms and it approximates the King.
Chapter 5 “The generous”
A party who returned every five years Zadig is chosen as the ’ more virtuous man because he dared to speak well of ’ a Minister who refused the King.
Chapter 6 “The Minister”
The King had lost its Prime Minister so he chooses Zadig to fill this place. He is a smart man, in fact he untangles many complex situation giving reason a more fair and less greedy people.
Chapter 7 “Disputes and hearings”
Zadig rule a great fight between two obstinate sects. A cult said that ’ must enter the temple di foot left while the ’ other says d ’ enter with l ’ other foot. Zadig enters by jumping to United feet. Zadig also lots of ’ hearings , but never succumbs to the charms of women.
Chapter 8 “Jealousy”
The Queen falls in love with Zadig and the King is very jealous. Woman from ’ envious sends a garter of the same color of the hat of Zadig. Therefore, the King wants to kill him in the night, but they managed to escape grathis to Cador, who has already prepared two camels to escape in Egypt.
Chapter 9 “The battered wife”
Zadig rescues a woman (Missouf) who's at risk. A man (l ’ lover) is l ’ attack so Zadig fight with him and to kill him to end. People come from ’ remove but Zadig decides to n ’ more.
Chapter 10 “L ’ slavery”
Zadig enters the city and finds himself surrounded by the people, accompanying to the town house or we recognize Zadig was not a murderer, but he was guilty knew blood according to the law and a man he was condemned to be a slave. It is therefore purchased from Setoc, a merchant who realizes that Zadi is a smart man. Zadig solve a problem with a debtor of the Setoc and thanks to a stratagem makes him say the truth (so he is condemned to pay the 500 ounces d ’ gold to the merchant).