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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Great Works of Literature II

Check back for more soon! Taking over the Internet, one rant at a time, since 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 corruption of the patriarchal government. She was arrested for naawl her thoughts and sent to prison.


While in prison, the guards tortured her by raping her. Over three thousand and twenty-five hours daysLeila suffered numerous counts of rape.

She is unable to fully see the courtroom in its light, due to being in the dark prison for so long, so that the images she can make out seem to be in a thick fog She is also suffering a terrible pain from a wound in her lower abdomen caused by the rapes.

Yet, when Leila thinks of the suffering she has endured, and the corruption of the higher officials, she becomes fully mentally aware of her feelings towards them.

In Camera by Nawal El-Saadawi

Her immense awareness and cognitive comprehension of the wrong-doings of the political scene are strong, even though her senses and her body are weak like an animal How, my daughter, did you stand so much pain? Czmera Leila, the protagonist, and her mother, in a supporting role, serve as representations of women in this society who have no voice. The role of both women is to represent the female suffering which occurs in a highly patriarchal society.

In the courtroom, the judge exudes his power with his large hammer camrea speaking voice, reading out naeal the charges of the young Leila. His thoughts sum up how entirely backwards this patriarchal society is, for instead of feeling pity for his daughter like any caring father would, he is ashamed of her.


Politics, my girl, is not for women and girls.

But she had not listened to him. If she had been a man, he would not nawwal suffering now the way he was. None of those gods would have been able to violate his honor and dignity.

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Nxwal are not honored, nor allowed to speak their mind in this oppressing society. El Saadawi did not share the same ideas of this men- controlled Arabic society. Born into a similar society, she began her long struggle for her individual right of expression and of her crusade for female emancipation in Egypt and the Arab world generally by the publication of her first book Women and Sex. Norton Anthology of World Literature. Newer Post Older Post Home.