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    Reading Lolita in Tehran

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    Reading Lolita in Tehran In the memoir, Reading Lolita in Tehran, it talks about all the extreme risks the women of Iran are taking just to be able to do simple tasks, such as reading westernized literature (The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice). It documents the experiences of women in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. A very thought provoking book might I add. The men are practically free to run around and do as they please within reason. Following the revolution, everything changed…leading

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    Reading Lolita In Tehran

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    Curiosity is the basis of learning. Many countries don't allow curiosity because with curiosity come awareness, and they don't want their citizens to question the government's ways. In Reading Lolita in Tehran, the quote “Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form” that Nabokov said means that curiosity is awful, and relates to nafisi’s memoir because the women don't have a lot of freedom and no one can speak their mind. The quote justifies the Islamic communitie’s limitation on curiosity and

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    discuss "the relation between fiction and reality." (Pg 6) Women in Tehran, when the Iranian revolution began, had little or no freedoms out of their houses. Nafisi took an enormous risk by inviting these seven women into her house to discuss literature. If caught she and or her students could face jail time because the books were banned in fear of conspiracy against the new revolutionary Iran. In the memoir, Reading Lolita in Tehran, the extreme risks these women take are due to the reoccurring theme

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    Both Reading Lolita in the Tehran by Azar Nafisi and The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg are works of nonfiction documenting the lives of women in the turbulent political environments in the Middle East. Being a woman, particularly an educated one, during the 80’s and 90’s in Iran meant a drastic limitation of personal freedoms and expressions through self image and art, a concept demonstrated through how Nafisi recalls her experience as a literature professor at the University of Tehran

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    In both, Azar Nafisi’s, “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” and Ethan Watters’, “The Mega-Marketing of Depression in Japan” there is an overlap on the themes of cultural narratives and personal choices. In “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” Azar Nafisi illustrates her class meeting with her girls, who are driven to learn about the relation between fantasy and reality. The Islamic State – the high force – in this selection, rules over the girls and Nafisi reveals the emotions and enhances her girls’ reactions to

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    Reading Lolita In Tehran

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    “Reading Lolita In Tehran” The novel “Reading Lolita in Tehran” has related and influenced me in various ways. After all we come from the same religion which is why we can relate so much, emphatically the book is about a young women seeking herself with the help of little young girls. Basically their book is about women's rights. A long history of the Ancient time where they had a similar issue like this with the society being sexist. Therefor, in tehran they believed that these girls

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    taken away as a privilege. Besides freedom just being a right, it also limits the violence in a nation. Lastly, freedom creates human security . All in all, freedom should be given. Freedom gives people a sense of stability. In the text, “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” it talks about how Iran forced woman to adhere to an islamic dress code. However, this dress code made women worry about going out and being ridiculed and punished due to the fact that the way they were dressed was unacceptable. Freedom

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    In the book “Reading Lolita in Tehran”, the author portraits a story of oppression towards Iranian woman and the kind of life they go through. As known, some Iranian men are commonly known for their sexism and oppression towards the woman population in Iran. The story takes place during and after the revolution in Iran. During this period the Iranian State was transitioning into an extremist Islamic regimen. During the story, a group of woman gets together to discuss different literacy texts, each

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    The streets of Tehran and other Iranian cities are patrolled by the militia, who ride in white Toyota patrols, four gun carrying men and women, sometimes followed by a minibus. They are called the Blood of God. They patrol the streets to make sure that women like Sanaz

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    an act will appear to be purely out of good intent, but may actually be immoral. Often the semblances of purity and innocence that a group upholds are actually corrupting that present generation and generations to come. In her novel, “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” Azar Nafisi discusses several instance of this facade of purity and innocence. Ayatollah Khomeini comes into power over the country

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