The Thousand and One Nights
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...Thousand and One Nights The characterization of women throughout The Thousand and One Nights varies from story to story, night to night, but,as a whole, come together to mean one thing: women are not to be easily trusted. They are but tools that can be put down, picked up, or locked away for good, at the will of the man in charge of them. They are also considered to be powerful and persuasive, which only comes back to them not being able to be trusted.
The story begins with King Sharayar and his chief vizier, Shahzaman. Both men, in a short amount of time from the other, have felt the pain and betrayal of their wives committing acts of infidelity. King...