Roles of Women in the Shahnahmeh

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
Roles of Women in the Shahnahmeh

“Though women are represented in the Shahnahmeh in a limited number of roles (primarily as either nurturing mothers or seductive beauties), each female character has some degree of agency and is faced with complicated moral questions and dilemmas just as the men are. The actions of the women have very serious consequences in this narrative, and, just like the men, they can either act wisely and justly or foolishly and cruelly.”


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