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    As an Iranian-American, I have had two very different worlds growing up, both of which have shaped me into the person I am today. One is my home in the Bay Area, the other is my native Iran. I went to Iran for the first time when I was three years old and fell in love with it. I remember the novel feeling of having an uncle who would take me out to get fries late at night, and being surrounded by people who loved and cared about me. In Iran, I felt that I had endless love and support. In the United States, by contrast, I missed that love and support. While my friends would bring their uncles and grandparents to our youth soccer games, it was a struggle to get even my dad to come. It was not that he did not want to be there, for he of course…

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    understanding of an individuals values, beliefs, perspectives, traditions, and overall competency of health literacy of an individual from another culture other than my own. By understanding these differences, I hope to gain knowledge that will embrace and improve my own cultural awareness. This understanding of cultural diversity will help me flourish as a health care provider. To further understand these differentiations, I performed a cultural interview and health literacy assessment on…

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    Cultures from all across the globe differ by the types of government from which they’re lead by. One prime example of this can be seen in Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, where young Marjane grows up watching her beloved, modernized homeland get converted into a traditionalist Theocracy during the Iranian Revolution. This abrupt change in culture shows just how much influence the government has on culture in general. Throughout Marjane’s life several different aspects of the Iranian culture were…

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    Satrapi's Persepolis

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    3). This quote perfectly captures Satrapi’s use of simple sentences to add a childish element and slightly diminish the otherwise serious tone of the novel. Her use of simple sentences and humor are significant because even if she had utilized humor in another way, it would not have had the same innocence as it does coming from a child. Concrete Detail/Imagery Being a graphic novel, Persepolis heavily depends on black and white illustrated pictures to convey Marjane’s story instead of…

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    Shah Pahlavi's Downfall

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    Imagine living in Iran in 1970. It was a time of great boom and great bust. There was much wealth to be had from oil production, and at times things were very prosperous. This prosperity was overshadowed though, by the many socio-economic failures of the Shah. His unwise use of power and his greed made Iran a country ripe for revolution. By 1979 the stage was set for Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who because of cunning historical and political maneuverings was able to use politics, religion, and…

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    The movie describes Iran and its political status and cultural differences that Betty(who was married with Iranian Mohmoody) had to deal with. The story of the film shows the different cultures and norms of Muslim Iranians. 1.In the movie we can see clearly the gender stereotypes that Iran had. In the scene that Betty goes to American Embassy finally the woman in embassy told to Betty that this is Iran once you get married the father of your child has the custody of her children. In our…

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    Marjane Satrapi was born in Iran in 1969 and grew up in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution. This would later play a major role in the creation of her graphic memoir. When she was 14 she had gotten expelled from her French-language school for hitting a principal whom asked her to stop wearing jewelry to school. She was then sent to a school in Vienna, Austria. She returned to Iran at age 18 from Austria to attend college. After a short marriage and divorce Satrapi moved to France and had her…

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    From 1941 to 1979, the Iranian oil nation was lead by Shah Reza Pahlavi. In Persian, the old Iranian language, Shah means king. The Shah’s full name was Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. The oil in Iran was very valuable, and the Shah used this ingredient to start to prepare his dish. When Reza Pahlavi became the chef, he started to trade his ingredients with America. He was able to make a large amount of money and support his staff. In the 1940’s, his restaurant was up and running, he allowed women to…

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    Funny In Farsi Book Report

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    on a map. On their way home, being in a new area, Dumas and her mother, became lost. They stopped and asked for help and made it home. This shows the beginning struggles anyone new to an area would have felt or gone through. Although Dumas ' father thought he wouldn’t have had a very difficult time in America, it has proven to be a challenge because he hasn’t brushed up on his English until now. The family finds their own ways of trying to learn how to speak English at least somewhat fluently,…

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    Essay On Persepolis

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    Vincent Paronnaud, consists of a series of monochrome, muted animation. The film details the chronicle of a young girl’s coming of age in the midst of the Iranian Revolution and knits together the turbulent history of Iran and Marjane’s turbulent life. Although devoid of color, the movie certainly does not lack in humor and charm. Growing up in Tehran, young Marjane (voiced by Gabrielle Lopes) is carefree and unstoppable, encouraged by her parents (voiced by Catherine Deneuve and Simon…

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