Despite the oppression of women in Egypt, El Saadawi attended The University of Cairo, graduating with a degree in psychiatry; Her radical. In Camera has 43 ratings and 6 reviews. Andrew said: El Saadawi’s In Camera is prime 20th century Dehumanization literature. The book shows the oppress. Between these two stories “In Camera” by Nawal EL Saadawi and “Punishment” by Rabbindranath Tagore, there are many similarities and differences. First.

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I agree with you as you point out the background information about the status of Eygptian women. Leila, the narrator of the beginning of the story, is a woman in an Arabic society who is on trial for expressing her personal beliefs on the wl of the patriarchal government. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: And I think that is what make people great.

I now appreciate so much the freedom of speech I have knowing it is not so free to say anything you want. Woman are much more than just a sheathe for your dagger. The protagonist is in trouble for insulting the king and she is not found of nadal to say the least.

Mar 28, Lexi rated it it was amazing. Ccamera Cobb rated it really liked it Dec 19, The weakened position of women is to be expected, reinforced by, in this case, the Arabic social and cultural norms and therefore, only men had the right to express themselves politically.

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Her most famous novel, Woman at Point Zero was published in Beirut in The protagonist is a women who is on trial for crimes of speaking out against the state. There are no discussion topics on this naal yet. El Saadawi also uses body imagery to evoke the emotions of sex politics in her story. Diana Naya rated it it was amazing May 11, Cajera is a big theme in her writing, the theme of tradition versus modernity.


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It shed more light to the story and had more more cameera to it especially when you wrote on the second paragraph that you, yourself are from Egypt. It is horrible that in some parts camerx the world women are still being treated this way. The role of both women is to represent the female suffering which occurs in a highly patriarchal society. She is simply stating her point of view, a freedom of expression, that should be a God given right for everyone in the world.

Open Preview See a Problem? Amara rated it it was ok Dec 08, But it was very fascinating that le the victim was accused of being the criminal, the moral values saadaawi people have did not get swayed because of the power of the judicial branch.

Norton Anthology of World Literature. It was heartbreaking to read in her point of view, and even in cameta parents’ when it would suddenly jump between perspective. No trivia or quizzes yet. Both Leila, the protagonist, and her mother, in a supporting role, serve as representations of women in this society who have no voice. The main character was abused and did not treat well based on the text where it says that she is thirsty and still can feel the wounds in her. When, inher name appeared on a fundamentalist death list, she and her second husband, Sherif Hetata, fled to the USA, where saqdawi taught at Duke University and Washington State University.

Mandy rated it it was amazing Feb 19, A great way of saadawk the closeness of the family when the view would suddenly change, that her wounds were her parents’. I am just looking up notes for my college final tomorrow in World Literature, and this touched on everything I was looking for.

The value of women is no more than an expectation of serving as a housewife, and obey and respect her husband.

After expressing her opinions regarding the Presidents norms, which she opposed, Leila is to serve in prison.


For two years, she practiced as a medical doctor, both at the university and in her native Tahla. This narrative tries to bring awareness to the issue as the descriptive language allows the reader to visualize the graphic scene Leila had to go through.

There was also a feeling of dread when you realized she would go through more torture upon being taken back and having the judges camea her make it a closed hearing.

As a country that is trying to develop the fact that women get abused constantly by their spouse is unacceptable.

Thank you for opening up and giving us a real world and personal response to the reading. This right dl is the reason they must go all the way to the city for a women only swimming pool as well. She now works as a writer, psychiatrist and activist.

Thomas Keating rated it really liked it Dec 12, The sweat pours off of me, my throat contracts. To ask other readers saadai about In Cameraplease sign up.

Nawal El Saadawi Arabic: However, it was Leila who was abused, raped, and mentally destroyed.

They have often been presented alongside each other as feminist critics of Arab culture but they explore the topic in different ways.

This story written by an Egyptian author and this story encompasses the naaal of the political system in Egypt. Trivia About In Camera. I found myself rooting for her and wanting her to be okay especially knowing that she took a chance against the system. It was at this time that she began to write, in works of fiction and non-fiction, the books on the oppression of Arab women for which she has become famous.

I agree with the fact that this story has depicted the treatment that women get in trial is unfair.