Mohamed Abdulhasan Jasm Bahadl-Khafajah, Iraqi Ministry of Education, Dr. Azra Ghandeharion, Dr. Azra Ghandeharion (Corresponding author), Dr. Ahmad Reza Heydarian Shahri, & Dr. Zohreh Taebi, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
This study was undertaken to analyze the similarity of portraying female characters in British writer Wollstonecraft’s The Wrongs of Woman, or Maria(1798) and the Egyptian activist, El Saadawi’sWomen at Point Zero(1973). The purpose behind choosing these novels is attributed to their critical impact in feminist fiction writing. The novelists have written the considered novels as an attempt to act out their feminist theories. Moreover, Wollstonecraft and El Saadawi come from very dissimilar cultures, religions, places and times; nonetheless they have depicted their heroines in a strikingly similar way. Applying theories of both Second Wave Feminism and American School of Comparative Literature revealed that kinds of oppression that women have passed through all over the world are the same. Since both British and Egyptian societies were patriarchal at that time, women have been deemed to suffer. The observation to emerge from the data is that female writers have been writing themselves rather than creating imaginary worlds to their novels. They have spiced up their fiction with their own experiences which in turn validated their stories.
The above abstract is part of the article which was accepted at The First International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics (WWW.LLLD.IR) & The Third National Conference on English Studies and Linguistics (WWW.ELTL.IR) , 2-3 February 2017 , Iran-Ahwaz.