As women liberation was one of the main issues during the 20th century, Ihsan Abdel Quddous was so concerned with this issue. In this novel, he argues that woman liberation and participation in the social and political life shouldn’t negatively impact her crucial role as a wife and a mother, obtaining a balance between those two major things is a must. This idea is represented through the life of Soad who is a university professor and a parliament member who keeps rejecting the idea of marriage. Then, under her mother’s pressure she accepts to marry Abdel Hamid. They live together a very cold life that lacks any kind of intimacy. After a while, Soad acknowledges this problem and she tries to solve it by giving birth to a very beautiful girl but neither her nor Abdel Hamid were ready for this responsibility so they hand it over to her grandmother who takes care of the baby and becomes her real mother. Life remains cold between Abdel Hamid and Soad and one day she discovers his betrayal to her and she gets divorced. After a while, she encounters reality and she finds that she has failed to play her role as a mother and a wife as they were never one of her priorities. She was always so involved in her career to the extent that she forgot that she is a woman who has not only social and political commitments but also family duties.