Woman at Point Zero Characters

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Firdaus

Firdaus is the main character of this story, and she acts as the narrator of Chapter 2. She holds her head high, calmly moves her hands and has a stern look in her brown eyes. She is imprisoned and sentenced to death for killing a man, but she refuses to sign an appeal to lessen her sentence to life imprisonment. At first, she refuses to meet Nawal El Saadawi, but she finally agrees to share her terrible tale. As a child, Firdaus lives with her parents. She receives pleasure from Mohammadain but stops feeling pleasure after her mother cuts off her clitoris, though Firdaus' uncle still touches her. Firdaus does not understand who she, her mother or father is. She often goes hungry while her father eats. After her father dies, her uncle puts her in elementary school, and he takes her to live with him in Cairo after...

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