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  • Persepolis And Islamic Revolution Essay

    The Conformity of Women During the Islamic Revolution Prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iranian women possessed numerous freedoms. Although the country was of Muslim origin, it was quite westernized; women had suffrage, protection rights, education, and the ability to exceed in male dominated fields. Moreover, they had the right to express themselves freely by choosing how they represented their materialistic form. That was until the Islamic Regime decreed that women would no longer bare that right. In the emotion-invoking memoir “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi, the prominent alteration of societal expectations is made visible through the eyes of Marji during the Islamic Revolution. Through the analysis of Persepolis we can determine how the women of Iran responded to the cultural changes and the coercion of the Islamic laws. The first step of the Islamic integration was a cultural revolution; by changing the culture of the country they changed the identity of all men and women. However, young girls and women were mostly affected because some of the modifications were not in favor of their personal beliefs or views. For instance, “Then came 1980: The year it became obligatory to wear the veil at school” (3), Marji begins her book with the implementation of the veil. It was an act of compulsion upon all young girls and women to wear the veil in their everyday life. Due to the many societal changes occurring in Iran, women were demoralized and no longer respect by men.…

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  • The Iran Iraq War

    The Iran Iraq War resulted in millions of casualties and billions of dollars worth of damages, with neither side benefitting in return. The prolonged war was rooted in territorial and religious disputes among the bordering nations. Saddam Hussein, dictator of Iraq, strongly advocated for “progress under the banner of secularism and a united Arab destiny” (Ibrahim). On the other hand, Iranian leader during the war, Ayatollah Khomeini, became an activist for a fundamentalist Islamic state. The…

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  • Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: An Analysis

    Marjane Satrapi’s book Persepolis is a true story about Marjane growing up in Iran during times of war and revolution. In her book she portrays countless events she experienced while growing up during those harrowing times. However, her perspective on certain issues like gender roles, social class, and religion affected how Marjane portrayed certain events in Persepolis. This political cartoon depicts a bunk bed of the upper class at the top, the middle class in the middle, and the lower class…

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  • Obama Victory Speech Analysis

    In his introduction the president echoes Martin Luther King, especially his rhetoric about “one people”. Freedom is a motif that appears very frequently in everyday life in the United States; wisely President Obama emphasises war and freedom, which is a factor of mutuality for most of the American voters regardless of their political backgrounds. Use of nationalism and exceptionalism is a great tool for making the audience feel included. Alliterations such as “depths of despair” and “heights of…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Eulogy And Usher's Chains

    A Rhetorical Analysis: Compare and Contrast the Rhetorical Appeals and Techniques used in Obama’s Eulogy and Usher’s song “Chains” President Barack Obama, in his eulogy for Reverend Pinckney delivers an emotional speech that left many in tears and inspired, inspired to make change. Obama’s speech was intended towards all citizens of the United States, especially the victimized families and people of South Carolina. During his eulogy, Obama praises the great man that Reverend Pinckney was and…

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  • Importance Of National Image

    (2009) ‘Reframing national image: A methodological framework’, 8(2) • Kim,H. (2012) The importance of nation brand. Available at: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/pdf/case-studies/Hwajung_Kim_The_Importance_of_Nation_Brand.pdf • Newton, P. and Patterson, T. (2015) the girl in the picture: Kim Phuc’s journey from war to forgiveness. Available at: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/22/world/kim-phuc-where-is-she-now/ • Krieg, G. (2016) Anthony Bourdain, Obama dine in Vietnam. Available at:…

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  • President Obama The Worst President

    middle-class took on more debt than at any time since the Great Depression. His policies led to 8 million Americans falling below the poverty line, 3.5 million of those being children.” Through these facts, anyone can see that President Obama would have his hands full coming into office and that 's just the statistical portion of his problems. Another issue that President Obama had that was left from the Bush era was the American citizen 's distrust of the government. President bush made a lot…

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  • Threats To America

    War has played a huge role in shaping the history of mankind. For most nations that have been formed throughout history, they saw the best and worst times of their country shaped by the power they either gained or lost from how powerful their army was. Present day America has the strongest military in the world, and is also the top-spender in the military field. Since people in America are used to being on top, once another militarial force makes itself known, they feel threatened. Because…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Reagan Conservatism

    President Bush entered office in 2001 tasked with continuing the articulation of Reagan conservatism, an effort begun by his father before him. An orthodox innovator, George W. Bush was tasked with perpetuating the principles of Reagan under different and extraordinary circumstances (Montagne, 2005). Conceived in the wake of arguably the biggest tragedy in American history, Bush wielded expanded executive power and thus possessed and an exceptional opportunity to increase the relevancy of the…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Obama's Hypocrisy

    officially sworn in as president on January 20, 2009. Given his background in politics, logically, people assumed that he was a responsible, trustworthy candidate for president; however, his actions prove otherwise. His past work does not stand for his mental ability to run and decide for a country. Instead of his idea of “hope” and “change”, his presidency has brought the United States to the brink of ruin. He has portrayed himself as a person of great importance by supporting the same sex…

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