Woman at point zero & intro to burned alive. All these women can be characterized as being either passive or active/dominant. We see that this is actually contingent upon whether the woman is high in social class or not (whether she has money thereby giving her power). This relationship is illustrated through firdaus whose passivity changes as her status/power changes. Is described as coming from a higher social class very dominant she eventually persuades uncle to marry firdaus off. Nawal sadawi"s narration of firdaus" story the narrative does not always seem to be objective. (pg 3) personal is intertwined with the scientific. This undermines her role as a researcher it questions the objectivity of her narration and her. Her personal story of love - she"s bringing her own personal views into the interview with qualifications as a researcher. Creating an analogy btwn her and her ex-lover and her and firdaus. Almost as if she"s in love with firdaus.