King Shahrayar In One Thousand And One Nights

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Bedtime stories are a common place in almost any home. Most of us grew up with fairytales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and the wide array of Disney movies with princesses as the female protagonist that gets saved and lives happily ever after with her hero. Scheherazade of “One Thousand and One Nights” is one the few exceptions. She was one of the first feminist stories of her time and of her culture. She gave power back to the women; and not with her body, but with her mind. “One Thousand and One Nights” takes place in 12th century Arabia. King Shahrayar is introduced to us by the narrator, Scheherazade, who happens to be his newest wife. She sets the tone for all the stories to be introduced in the 1,001 Nights. She takes on a bold

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