Aladdin in The Cave of Wonders

I’ve been thinking about this scene a lot lately. I remember as a kid thinking to myself how there was no way I was going to screw up a chance like that. I’d follow directions properly. Then I’d remind myself that it wasn’t Aladdin’s fault in this scene, it was Abu’s fault. And then my next question was, would I survive? It was always a humbling internal conversation.

Why is this scene important to the rest of the story? Was this the only way for Aladdin to find a magic lamp? Why did it have to be in a scary cave where we was never going to escape from?

The first thing that comes to mind after these questions is,

When you hit rock bottom, the only other way is up.

Aladdin finds magic in the bottom of a cave where he was supposed to die. I’m not suggesting that we all dive head first toward rock bottom. I’m suggesting that maybe this part of the movie was added to give those who felt they are at rock some hope.

Hope is nice. We don’t always need hope but when we do it can be life saving.

So that’s my grown up thoughts on Aladdin in The Cave of Wonders scene.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

One thought on “Aladdin in The Cave of Wonders

  1. I loved this and resonate with it. It seems to me the way to heaven is sometimes through hell. Was just reading something by Carl Jung where he said something like, the lost keys of paradise are in the darkest recesses of our minds. Reminds me of your cave with all the shadows.
    Thanks for your post 🙏

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