One of the striking similarities between the two books is this recurrent theme of sexual perversion specifically in the form of incest and rape. Often sex isn’t associated with love, rather it is associated with impulsiveness, violence, or wild untamed passion. In these books sex is a way of controlling others, exerting authority over others, and in a sick way, it is somewhat empowering. I think the authors used these common themes because both societies were raped in a sense by an outside force.
dominated by Europeans and Americans and exploited to the point of ruin, and was
invaded by Nazis. Both places (Macando and Poland ) were infiltrated and
changed by outside, alien, forces that they had no control over. The unfamiliar
government is unnatural to them, just as incest is abnormal and unnatural. Also maybe
since the characters felt oppressed, they used the one thing they were control
of, their bodies, in order to feel independent and powerful as they controlled
others through rape. Poland