Analysis Of The Poem ' Daughter Of Persia '

1828 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 8 Pages
Sattareh Farman-Farmaian paints a vivid picture of her journey from childhood to her adult life and her encounters of the Islamic Revolution as they unfold in her home country of Iran. Even when she is studying or working in the United States, Farman-Farmaian is in constant contact with her relatives back home as well as constantly reading the news of the area as it unfolds, allowing her to give the best reactions to these events as they impacted her and her family directly. Her close relation to these events throughout the story Daughter of Persia allows Farman-Farmaian to give one of the best accounts of someone who lived through the Islamic Revolution.
Reading through Daughter of Persia I was most surprised by the sheer amount of feeling that was put in Farman-Farmaian’s writing. Early on, when the Farman-Farmaian home is being uprooted to make way for a road by order of the Shah, she, “Felt [He] was tearing apart not just our physical home, but our very selves” (Farman-Farmaian 100). This is more understandable to be stating such wild emotions because for the first time, Sattareh and her family are becoming exposed to the outside world against their will. However, it is in times like the Tehran demonstrations when Sattareh is comparing her thoughts to those of the Shah that her overly involved feeling can be seen. The Shah was, “Talking every day to the ambassadors of the United States and Great Britain, asking them what to do. I wanted to scream with frustration at…
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