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The Arabian Nights Characters & Character Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 149 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Arabian Nights.
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Characters

Ajib

See The Third Kalandar

The Black Bitches

These two dogs appear to belong to eldest lady, the mistress of the house, who for mysterious reasons beats them severely every night. The eldest lady's story reveals that the bitches are the enchanted sisters of the eldest lady, who were transformed into dogs as a punishment for their envy by the Jinniyah and are then ordered by the Jinniyah to receive three hundred lashes every night.

Caliph Harun al-Rashid

The Caliph represents compassionate justice. Having entered the home of the three ladies under the disguise of a merchant, he witnesses the women's strange rituals and hears the fantastic tales of the three Kalandars. The next day he orders the eldest lady and the Portress to come before him and relate their stories. Having heard everyone's fantastic tales, he orders that all be put right: he has the two dogs changed...

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This section contains 2,090 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Arabian Nights Study Guide
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