Abu Hasan Essay Research Paper How to

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Abu Hasan Essay, Research Paper How to Become Famous. In the city of Aceh in what is now known as the island of Sumatera, Indonesia there was an ambitious and vain man named Abu Hasan who worked hard to become a wealthy and important businessman. However the one thing that continued to elude him was to gain fame and importance in the eyes of the local community. Unfortunately Abu Hasan?s wife was not what you would call a social butterfly and in her husbands eyes was the reason for him not gaining his expected place in society. “I divorce you. I divorce you. I divorce you. ” Abu Hasan invoked the Islamic law of divorce and unfeelingly rid himself of his social albatross. Friends and family immediately paraded prospective brides in front of the rich man?s door. However

none of them took his eye. Tired of his friend’s hassling him, and seeing a way to possibly gain prestige, Abu Hasan talked to the old woman that made matches in the city. He paid the old woman a lot of money. The old woman found him a match and he was married to a very popular young woman who was as beautiful as the moon over the sea. Friends, family, and all the wealthy and important people from the Achenese social set were invited to the wedding feast which was held in the most famous building in the city. Of course there was no expense spared by Abu Hasan in his desire to impress. The whole room was feasting. There were five different colours of rice. Twenty different colours of ice cream. Roasted goats were stuffed with three kinds of nuts – walnuts, almonds, and

pistachios. A buffalo was roasted whole on a spit in the middle of the room. Even by Aceh?s high standards this was a very impressive event. They all ate and drank, and ate and drank, and ate and drank some more. Everyone was full and very happy, much to Abu Hasan?s delight. When the bridesmaids showed the bride in her seven dresses to all the guests none could take their eyes off her she was so beautiful. The groom?s happiness continued to expand at the same rate as his newly found popularity. “This is the best move I have ever made”, whispered Abu Hasan in one of his many prayers of thanks to Allah. Then Abu Hasan was called. He was slowly carried on a divan into the great feast room. Everyone was very quiet as they watched the divan come into the room held aloft by four

muscled servant boys. It was an important time. The great man and the new bride would sit together in all their glory for the first time in front of all the guests. The divan was put down on the floor in front of the beautiful bride. She was sitting where all the guests could see her. Abu Hasan, with great dignity and pride, slowly started to stand up. However when he slowly stood up, with great dignity and pride, from his divan, because he was too full of meat and drink, he broke wind with such force that the all window glass rattled as in an earthquake and all the local livestock in a one kilometre radius stampeded in fright. The utter silence of the great banquet room was only disturbed by the sound of the gassed insects bodies hitting the floor and the bubbling of the paint

on the ceiling caused by the incredible stench. In unison each red faced guest started talking quietly to the person beside him, although neither heard what the other was saying due to the continuos ringing in their ears. Everyone pretended they had heard nothing. But as the poor groom knew, everyone had heard this terrible sound. Even the deaf beggars on the steps at the front of the building were holding their ears and moaning in pain. Very embarrassed, Abu Hasan went out of the great room saying he needed to use the toilet. Everyone nodded in approval. First he went out of the great room, but then straight out of the house. He went to his horse, put a saddle on it, and rode away, crying sadly as he rode all through the night. The redness of his glowing face like a beacon