Woman at Point Zero Setting & Symbolism

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Qanatir Prison

Firdaus is imprisoned in Qanatir Prison, and this is where Nawal El Saadawi visits and interviews her.

Firdaus' Father's House

Firdaus spends her childhood living in her father's house until her parents die.

El Azhar

Firdaus' uncle attends El Azhar in Cairo, a school only for men.

Cairo

Firdaus' uncle takes her to Cairo to live with him after her parents' deaths.

Egypt

Egypt is the main setting of this book and the country where Firdaus' life story occurs.

Firdaus' Uncle's House

In Cairo, Firdaus lives in her uncle's house until he marries and sends her to the boarding section of the school.

School

Firdaus' uncle sends her to school, and she loves it. After he marries, he sends her to live at the boarding section of the school.

Sheikh Mahmoud's House

Firdaus lives at Sheikh Mahmoud's house after her uncle forces her to marry the...

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