International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Sexual Motivation as a Tool to Incriminate Women in the Story of: The Scheming of Women and Their Snare Is Mighty, in a Thousand and one Nights
Dr. Sanaa Kamel Shalan

Human narratives often address the sexual motivation of women in different variants relying on conflicting intellectual, cultural and human systems. When we try to approach this sexual motivation we can ask whether this motivation is a positive tool to portray women or otherwise. This study raises the hypothesis that sexual motivation was a tool to incriminate women as in the story of the Scheming of Women and Their Snare is Mighty from “A Thousand and One Nights” trying to highlight the social and cultural aspects of the details in these stories. The female body, in these stories, is robbed of its natural right of sending thoughtful signals and is confined solely to a body which carries signals of lust. This hypothesis is portrayed in the story of: “The Scheming of Women and Their Snare Is Mighty” which includes a collection of internally multiplying stories created inside that story during the nights extending from night (574) till night (608).

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