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Sohrab And Rustum (Synopsis)

Updated on May 21, 2012

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When rustum the son of zal was born he is as strong as a one year old boy and

When he grow up his father tell him to go forth the enemies of their country. Then after that Zal gave him the famous club of sham and gave a horse. Rustum named the horse rakush or lightning. When rustum became an honored guess in a distant city he fell in love with a girl named tamineh, as time pass they married then tamineh bore a child then name it sohrab. After that sohrab mother gave him the onyx stone that rustum want him to have. When sohrab grow up he's looking for his father. So he get into war to look for him. When sohrab is ready to depart he looked for a great steed and he manage to chose the son of rakush. One day sohrab approach the wise counselor Peran Wisa. Peran Wisa advice him not to try battling one on one for it seems death, but he still wants it so Wisa just say do as you want. As Sohrab is looking for challenge the people who is under rustum ask for his help. At first rustum did not accept the challenge but after the people say that rustum's greatness is past he then accept it but he said to hide his real name. As the day of the battle approach. Rustum and Sohrab fight for their lives in the end Rustum manage to stab Sohrab then that time only Sohrab realize that his enemy is his father then he show the Onyx stone his father gave to him then ask his father to sttod by him and said "My son". Then Rustum bring his son's remains and raise his tomb for which men might say

"Sohrab, the mighty rustum's son, lies here.

Whom his great father did in ignorance kill"

An epic of bravery and sorrow

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