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Christa A. Tuczay writes in “Motifs in ‘The Arabian Nights’ and in Ancient and Medieval European Literature: A Comparison” that automata remain a recurring motif in The Arabian Nights and that their destruction reflects a “demonic origin”:

The flying horse falls down, living dolls vanish, and so on, whenever Allah's name is spoken, thus indicating the demonic origin of the devices.

How is this observation relevant in the context of “The Story of the Magic Horse” specifically?

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    Please can you clarify exactly what you're asking about? This question currently reads like a direct copy-paste from a homework assignment (and I see you've posted the same question elsewhere). While homework-based questions aren't a problem per se, they still need to be appropriate questions for this site. – Rand al'Thor Apr 14 '18 at 8:44
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    In particular, Stack Exchange isn't a discussion forum, so asking us to "Discuss how ..." is a bit of a red flag. But with some editing, this could probably be made a good question! – Rand al'Thor Apr 14 '18 at 8:47
  • I've attempted to improve your question by editing. I hope this still fits what you want to know. – Rand al'Thor Apr 14 '18 at 8:52

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