One Thousand and One Nights
by Hanan Al-Shaykh
In her article, “Beyond Shahrazad: Feminist Portrayals of Women in The One Thousand and One Nights,” Andrea Blythe considers whether the portrayals of women characters in the One Thousand and One Nights are misogynistic, using negative images of women as unfaithful adulteresses, or as characters imbued with good characteristics. What is your opinion on the female characters in the One Thousand and One Nights? Please support your thesis in a short essay of approximately 250 words, using direct quotations and examples from the text of One Thousand and One Nights. Please don’t forget to cite your sources using parenthetical citations.