History YMMV / ArabianNights

3rd May '17 7:55:52 PM Peridonyx
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Shahryar. We're supposed to see him as a [[Main/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast]]-like AntiVillain whom Scheherazade redeems and helps find new happiness. However, his DisproportionateRetribution RevengeByProxy against countless innocent women, combined with the below-mentioned ValuesDissonance, makes him come across as TheCaligula and a KarmaHoudini to many readers instead.
17th Jan '17 1:47:07 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ValuesDissonance: Like crazy. Many/most of the stories portray women as devious, immoral, unfaithful, foolish, and untrustworthy, and there's something of an obsession with women cheating on their husbands with ''black'' men, as if that's particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}}. Beating one's wife is treated as acceptable and even laudable. It's not uncommon for male characters to have sex with women who aren't their wives, and this isn't treated as morally objectionable, whereas a woman cheating is treated as a justly capital offense.

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* ValuesDissonance: Like crazy. Many/most of the stories portray women as devious, immoral, unfaithful, foolish, and untrustworthy, and there's something of an obsession with women cheating on their husbands with ''black'' ''[[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt black]]'' men, as if that's particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}}. Beating one's wife is treated as acceptable and even laudable. It's not uncommon for male characters to have sex with women who aren't their wives, and this isn't treated as morally objectionable, whereas a woman cheating is treated as a justly capital offense.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The book is known for its violence, sexual, and racist content. Thanks to ValuesDissonance, it borders on BlackComedy at times.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The book is known for its violence, violent, sexual, misogynistic, and racist content. Thanks to ValuesDissonance, it borders on BlackComedy at times.
17th Jan '17 1:45:45 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ValuesDissonance: Like crazy. Many/most of the stories portray women as devious, immoral, unfaithful, foolish, and untrustworthy, and there's something of an obsession with women cheating on their husbands with ''black'' men, as if that's particularly egregious. Beating one's wife is treated as acceptable and even laudable. It's not uncommon for male characters to have sex with women who aren't their wives, and this isn't treated as morally objectionable, whereas a woman cheating is treated as a justly capital offense.

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* ValuesDissonance: Like crazy. Many/most of the stories portray women as devious, immoral, unfaithful, foolish, and untrustworthy, and there's something of an obsession with women cheating on their husbands with ''black'' men, as if that's particularly egregious.JustForFun/{{egregious}}. Beating one's wife is treated as acceptable and even laudable. It's not uncommon for male characters to have sex with women who aren't their wives, and this isn't treated as morally objectionable, whereas a woman cheating is treated as a justly capital offense.
9th Sep '15 3:47:48 PM fruitstripegum
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* For that matter, the framing device. At no point is Shahryar called out on the fact that he's killed a thousand innocent women, just because he was deceived by one. And we're supposed to be ''' ''happy'' ''' that Scheherezade ends up with him!

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* ** For that matter, the framing device. At no point is Shahryar called out on the fact that he's killed a thousand innocent women, just because he was deceived by one. And we're supposed to be ''' ''happy'' ''' that Scheherezade ends up with him!
26th Aug '15 6:07:26 AM Ciara25
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* For that matter, the framing device. At no point is Shahryar called out on the fact that he's killed a thousand innocent women, just because he was deceived by one. And we're supposed to be ''' ''happy'' ''' that Scheherezade ends up with him!
4th Jul '15 10:29:26 PM CreamyDemon
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** On the other hand, in the first section of the King 'Umar ibn al-Nu'man stories we meet a [[FeministFantasy group of warrior women]] whose leader can fight a warrior prince to a stalemate... She is then drugged and raped by the King, so she flees in 'dishonour'. So close to being ahead of its time.
27th Jan '15 8:22:46 AM hbi2k
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* WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack: (In the 2010 musical) [[spoiler: The male genie and Aladdin take back Djinninia and Jasmina in spite of all the wrong they've done.]]

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(In the 2010 musical) [[spoiler: The male genie and Aladdin take back Djinninia and Jasmina in spite of all the wrong they've done.]]
10th Dec '14 7:41:16 PM WarriorEowyn
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** In one story, a man murders his wife after concluding, after a comment from a random person on the street (who has an apple that her husband travelled a great distance to give to her), that she's unfaithful to him. Immediately after this, he learns that he was wrong. When the sultan learns of the murder and the man tells him this story, the sultan orders the death of the man who falsely claimed the wife was cheating, but appoints the murderer to a high position and ''gives him the sultan's daughter in marriage''.

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** In one story, a man murders his wife after concluding, after a comment from a random person on the street (who has an apple that her husband travelled a great distance to give to her), that she's unfaithful to him. Immediately after this, he learns that he was wrong. When the sultan learns of the murder and the man tells him this story, the sultan orders the death of the man who falsely claimed the wife was cheating, but appoints the murderer to a high position and ''gives him the sultan's daughter in marriage''. position.
10th Dec '14 7:34:23 PM WarriorEowyn
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* ValuesDissonance: Like crazy. Many/most of the stories portray women as devious, immoral, unfaithful, foolish, and untrustworthy, and there's something of an obsession with women cheating on their husbands with ''black'' men, as if that's particularly egregious. Beating one's wife is treated as acceptable and even laudable.

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* ValuesDissonance: Like crazy. Many/most of the stories portray women as devious, immoral, unfaithful, foolish, and untrustworthy, and there's something of an obsession with women cheating on their husbands with ''black'' men, as if that's particularly egregious. Beating one's wife is treated as acceptable and even laudable. It's not uncommon for male characters to have sex with women who aren't their wives, and this isn't treated as morally objectionable, whereas a woman cheating is treated as a justly capital offense.
10th Dec '14 7:32:09 PM WarriorEowyn
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* ValuesDissonance: Like crazy.

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* ValuesDissonance: Like crazy. Many/most of the stories portray women as devious, immoral, unfaithful, foolish, and untrustworthy, and there's something of an obsession with women cheating on their husbands with ''black'' men, as if that's particularly egregious. Beating one's wife is treated as acceptable and even laudable.



** In one story, a man murders his wife after concluding, after a comment from a random person on the street (who has an apple that her husband travelled a great distance to give to her), that she's unfaithful to him. Immediately after this, he learns that he was wrong. When the sultan learns of the murder and the man tells him this story, the sultan orders the death of the man who falsely claimed the wife was cheating, but appoints the murderer to a high position and ''gives him the sultan's daughter in marriage''.



** More commonly, why would anyone want to marry a man so vengeful and cruel that he enacted a plan to marry a new woman every day, sleep with her at night, and then kill her in the morning -- in some versions, for three whole years? A man that vicious should be put down, nevermind the fact that he ''rules a country.''

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** More commonly, why would anyone want to marry a man so vengeful and cruel that he enacted a plan to marry a new woman every day, sleep with her at night, and then kill her in the morning -- in some versions, for three whole years? A man that vicious should be put down, nevermind the fact that he ''rules a country.''
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