Inequality In Iranian Society

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Register to read the introduction… In Iranian society, the people with more education were more benefited then the people who were not. Marjane Satrapi illustrates about this inequality by using the golden key as an example. The golden key was given to boys in order to recruit more soldiers in to the Iranian-Iraqi War. The son of Marjane Satrapi’s maid got this key. “They gave this to my son at school. They told the boys that if they went to war and were lucky enough to die, this key would get them into heaven…They told him that in paradise there will be plenty of food, women and houses made of gold and diamonds”(99) This key was used as a tool to lure the boys to fight in the war with false information. The golden key didn’t bring people to heaven which full of food, women and houses made of gold and diamonds. People, who were not educated, like the son of Marjane’s maid, did not know this, only the wealthy and educated people knew that it was just a useless and common key. No wonder, these wealthy and educated boy didn’t bother to go to war to sacrifice their precious life. Marjane Satrapi comments about this inequality by also giving a well-educated person’s perspective about the golden. “Peyman, tell me, at school, did they give you the keys to paradise? Keys to what? Replied Peyman” (100) Peyman was a well-educated boy. He didn’t even know about the key to heaven. He considered the golden key as false information. This revealed the inequity through education. People who were not educated lose their life through false information while people who were educated didn’t even bother about listening to false information. Therefore, people’s lives should not depend on the amount of education they had …show more content…
Marjane Satrapi states many different situations where she thinks that it is unfair. First of all, Marjane Satrapi was curious about her dad owning a Cadillac. Marjane’s friends do not have a Cadillac at their house. “Rule Number Six: Everybody should have a car” (7). Marjane thinks that everyone should have a car in their house. She even thinks that this should be a rule. As shown she believes that everyone should have the same economic status. Next, Marjane was curious about the reason why her maid eats separately with her family. People become maids due to their inadequate economic situation. Maids not eating with the family show that people are treated unfairly due to their economic status. She thought that this was unfair. “Rule number seven: all maids should eat at the table with the others” (7). She believes that maids should eat together with the family. People should not be treated differently whether or not they own wealth or

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