The Power: A Novel Quotes

Naomi Alderman
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I see you've included some scenes with male soldiers, male police officers, and boy crime gangs.
-- Naomi ("Correspondence")

Importance: Naomi says this after having read parts of Neil's manuscript. Naomi's surprised reaction to these roles being occupied by men signals to the reader the matriarchal nature of the society in which Neil and Naomi live.

She cuppeth the lightning in her hand. She commandeth it to strike.
-- Narration ("Ten years to go")

Importance: The narration makes this statement the first time that Roxy uses her power. The grandiose nature of the language emphasizes the grandiose implications of the power, foreshadowing the far-reaching effects that the power has in the narrative.

The voice has never steered her wrong.
-- Narration ("Nine years to go")

Importance: This statement refers to the mysterious voice in Allie's head that has given her guidance for years. This line establishes the sense of trust that Allie has in the voice. However, the narrative ultimately portrays the voice as essentially a force of...

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