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Cradle to Grave: an Analysis of Female Oppression in Nawal El Saadawi.s Woman at Point Zero

GA Fwangyil

Abstract


Women are subjected to male oppression and suppression at various stages of life. Unfortunately, female oppression is deeply ingrained in the culture of the societies which ensures the continuation of patriarchal control. This situation makes it impossible for women to seek ways of liberating themselves because doing so will be tantamount to challenging the age long tradition and customs of the people. This study is based on the premise that patriarchal moulded structures ensure that women remain in perpetual slavery. Thus, this study examines the type of oppression women face from infancy to adulthood as portrayed in Nawal El Sadaawi's Woman at Point Zero and the measures taken by the women to free themselves from the shackles of male domination and oppression. It concludes that female oppression is at the detriment of women and the society; therefore, it should be discouraged and completely eradicated.



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