Image of the Arab Woman in Chapman
Dr. Fahd Mohammed Taleb Al-Olaqi

The Elizabethan attitude towards the Arabs throughout the English Renaissance was gracious than towards OtherOrientals. The Arabs, geographically distant, represented no danger to the peace of Europe.George Chapman's (1559–1634)Revenge for Honour echoes the Elizabethan interest in Arabia with an Orientalist discourse focussing on the representation of the royal harem2 of Arabian court of the caliph Almanzor. The core argument of the article is about the vexing relation between female desire and male jealousy in a patriarchal Arab world peopled with lustful depots at the top echelons of society.On thematic level Chapman has treated varied strands of emotions like love, lust, anger and revenge.Heregarded virtue as essentially unsustainable in animmoral court setting, but that he perceived some form of commitment in public life as being a moral obligation on the righteous man to protect virtue.

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