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It is never revealed who or what the mysterious voice that Allie hears is. However, there have been several speculations and theories; for instance, many readers argue that the voice Allie hears is...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2019 7:12 pm UTC

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In Naomi Alderman's speculative sci-fi novel, adolescent girls and women across the world develop the ability to conduct an electrostatic force through their hands. This power is generated through...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2019 4:25 am UTC

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Naomi Alderman’s novel explores the idea of categorical role reversal, in which human females gain tremendous, natural physical power that renders them stronger than males. This sudden,...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2019 8:23 pm UTC

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The letters between Naomi and Neil in Naomi Alderman's novel The Power are important both for the story itself and as a metanarrative that overlies the main story. The first exchange of letters...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2021 6:26 pm UTC

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There are numerous instances of women using power to right wrongs throughout the beginning of the book. Tunde's initial chapters focus on women's movements using power to overthrow oppressive...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2019 1:30 pm UTC

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The Power reflects modern society in that it focuses on a world in which women have power. Gender equality has been a hot topic for a number of years now, and by creating a world in which women...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2020 3:21 pm UTC

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In The Power, a work of speculative feminist fiction by Naomi Alderman, the book's epigraph is taken from 1 Samuel 8. In this particular story from the Bible, the people of Israel ask the prophet...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2021 4:55 pm UTC

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Multiple reasons might account for the presence of two title pages. One reason might have to do with metanarrative. Metanarrative is a a type of storytelling that is quite popular among modern...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2021 5:42 pm UTC

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The Power is a science fiction novel in which young girls and women develop skeins, a physical organ that allows them to generate powerful jolts of electricity in their fingertips. This causes a...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2019 7:05 pm UTC

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In the novel, Margot Cleary is a politician who advocates for young girls to use their power safely and responsibly. She establishes the North Star Girls Camps across the country for this purpose....

Latest answer posted September 2, 2019 9:23 pm UTC

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The physical qualities of the power that the skein imparts to the women have both defensive and offensive applications. Sexual crimes are particularly likely to generate retaliation of similar...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2020 2:47 am UTC

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