WOMEN WITHOUT MEN 3
Munisin ‘Women without men` by Shahrnush Parsipu happen to be the mostintelligent woman among the five women characters. Besides, she is aliberal woman who at the age of thirty years she is not yet married.It is rather fascinating in a society where women are given withoutconsultation and those who lose their virginity end up sold inbrothels. Her situation rather bothers her brother who is determinedto see her sister married off like any other women. It is in such amisunderstanding that the brother kills her accidentally (Parsipur,1998). The essay will discuss why Munis is the favorite and mostsympathetic character in the book.
Itis sympathetic that her brother mistreats Munis. It is expected thatin as much as women face challenges and oppression from men, men inthe family should try to protect her. She has also been exposed tolies about sex and virginity, and she lives in seclusion trying tokeep pure as told. Her life is what the society would consider purethough being from a small class she need be married off to an olderman. Her decency does not match societal regards and her fate waits.
Sheis immortal as she rises from her death. In the fairy tale, she livesagain and the second time she has a greater zeal to live. Sheventures into the word hoping to get a better life. She is psychicand can read minds (Parsipur, 1998). That way, her oppressivebrother`s plans are quickly revealed to her before they areaccomplished.
Inconclusion, her fate is predetermined by societal rules as she comesfrom a low-class family. Her liberty regards only sexuality whichstirs up a misunderstanding with her brother. The difference leads toher death. However, she is immortal, and she rises with an ability toread minds and a greater desire to live that ever.
Parsipur,S. (1998). Womenwithout men: A novella.Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.