Through out the last chapter in the novel, Aisha talks about her life and herself as if she was talking about another person. It seems as if she is talking about someone else, but she is actually talking about herself in her ?other voice?. The meaning of this represents that she is talking about herself as another person to give us the idea that she was at the time someone who is very different from the Aisha that now talks about her past.
The old Aisha she talks about in ?Nativity? is a married woman who lives an unhappy marriage, ?I had watched them carefully over the years. Sometimes they argued. But less and less as time went by. Aisha learnt to be careful. To avoid certain subjects. To avoid enthusiasms, excesses, tears. To avoid ? me. It was not that she was afraid of him. I believe she was afraid for him; afraid of me. And she wanted to go on loving him.? (Soueif, 139), ? There is a knot but it will not be broken. How can it be broken Does not love him as a woman should love her man. When even as he enters her,
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