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Native Tongue

Satisfactory Essays
Throughout the novel Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin the characters are living in a futurist world. In this world there is a strict hierarchy in which the linguist families rule the non-linguist and the men control the women. This hierarchy creates tensions between the men and women and causes disunity among the male characters, whereas it creates a sense of unity for the female characters throughout the novel. The male characters are unwilling and unable to stand firmly together on anything throughout the novel. It begins with the linguist men discussing the fate of Nazareth, because she is required to have a double mastectomy. There is one member in this meeting who is not a linguist Kenneth, who is ostracized because he is seen as
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