The Arabian Nights: One Thousand and One Nights

What is a theme of The Thousand and One Nights? Why is it significant

What is a theme of The Thousand and One Nights? Why is it significant

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A common theme of adventure and daring is present throughout nearly all of these stories. In "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor," Sinbad has a thirst for adventure on the open sea that cannot be quelled with merely a voyage or two; he goes out trading on a ship seven times before he finally decides to quit seeking excitement. Other major characters regularly face obstacles that test their wits, strength, and agility, all elements of adventure tales. Adventure stories such as these will always be appealing to readers, since we often like to imagine our lives as more exciting than they are. What is remarkable about The Arabian Nights is that the stories comment so poignantly on universal human nature even in the midst of such extraordinary adventures.