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  • Lolita In Tehran

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    fight for freedom is the fight that people of the past and the present are trying to win. A fight where the result are endless options. In the texts “I have a dream” by Martin Luther King Jr, “Persepolis 2” by Marjane Satrapi, and “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi the demand for freedom is shown through the thoughts and worries of the people. Martin Luther King Jr believes that people of colors haven’t really been given freedom, even though they’re no longer slaves. In his speech Luther King

  • 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

  • Reading Lolita Into Tehran Essay

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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

  • Analysis Of Lolita 's Tehran, And Fidelity

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    When entering this unit of postmodernism, my only thoughts were of a reluctant nature. I pessimistically expected only disagreement and frustration from reading the works of Life of Pi, Reading Lolita in Tehran, and Fidelity. However, my initial expectations were completely and thankfully wrecked. Though the philosophies of both Martel and Nafisi contradict my own, there are endless gems of insight to be plundered from their writings. These postmodern works emphasize where we as humans find our identity

  • Reading Lolita In The Tehran And The Underground Girls Of Kabul Summary

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    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 and how her

  • 'Reading Lolita In Tehran,' The Mega-Marketing Of Depression In Japan?

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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

  • Marjane Satrapi 's ' Persepolis '

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    Persepolis is an autobiography of Marjane Satrapi’s childhood in her native Iran. She writes about being a child in Iran through the Iranian revolution and the Iran-Iraq war. As Satrapi recounts stories of her youth, one can observe that the Iran-Iraq war and the Iranian revolution are the central events driving the entire story. When the revolution and war happens, the dynamics of the book change completely. War creates a sense of unity and nationalism. Marjane shows a large contrast between her

  • Persepolis Analysis

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    age story, Marji constantly struggles with the pressure to conform to cultural norms, most notably in the three different schools she attends: her elementary school in Tehran, her high school in Vienna, and at the university in Tehran. Marji first experiences pressure to conform to cultural norms at her elementary school in Tehran. Growing up in one of the most turbulent times in Iran’s

  • The Success Of The American Government Essay

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    The American government is known to promote democratic values throughout the world. Though the ideals America was fighting for during the Cold War, the government still managed to participate in the overthrow of democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammed Mossadegh. Mossadegh threatened to nationalize Iran’s oil in 1951 and later gained the support of the Iranian government. The British companies had many investments in Iranian oil. It is with the approval of nationalization that the economies

  • A Study On Micro Cracks Of Concrete Plastic State

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    This research began by a concern about Tehran’s ever decreasing air quality. We ran a comparative review on studies conducted around the world and in Tehran, finding out that the void was in fact in statistic approaches rather than deterministic. It was vital to be organized and .... as possible in selecting our approach to overcome limitations imposed by quality and quantity of the available data. The