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    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 altered as a result of the revolution and the changing of governments. It is evident that with the new oppressive government came many new changes in culture…

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    Guevara once said “The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall” (“Ernesto Che Guevara”). To completely see how a revolution operates, one must know the meaning of it. “In eastern Europe, the concept of ‘revolution’ has been seen as constituting and being constitutive of the ‘downfall’ of totalitarian regimes and (re)birth of democracy” (Tileaga 360). Various nations have built up their own particular definition since no revolution is precisely the same.…

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    Iran Revolution 1979

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    The Iranian Revolution of 1979 changed not only the government of Iran, with its fundamentalist Islamic overthrow of the Pahlavi monarchy; this event furthermore impacted the political and religious climate of the countries surrounding it as well. The revolution ushered in an era of transformation in the Middle East. This effect on other nations, primarily due to the nature of the regime transformation Iran underwent, lasted for decades and into the twenty-first century. The nation of Iran…

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    Golkar left off, and elaborates on this idea of the rebellious youth, and focuses mainly on the sexual revolution taking place in Iran. Unlike the older generations, these younger people seek to fight the social control by engaging in rebellious social behavior that goes against societal norms. These “Children of the Revolution” were the first generation that has been born into the current Iranian political atmosphere. However, the good thing about this is that they have benefitted from the free…

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    The Iranian Revolution, social classes, and gender roles all had a significant impact on Marjane Satrapi’s life which is displayed in her book, Persepolis. To symbolize the revolution, we selected an image that displays the phases of the moon, which represents the phases the people of Iran had to go through to get to a complete revolution. To represent the idea of social classes, we decided upon a diagram that shows the percentages of the different social classes which explains why Marjane’s…

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    Argo Essay

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    Black Gold and the Islamic Revolution Ben Affleck not only stars in but also co-produces and directs the historical drama-thriller, Argo, which was adapted from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Tony Mendez’s book The Master of Disguise and Joshuah Bearman’s 2007 Wired article The Great Escape. The film centers around the real-life CIA rescue mission of six American diplomats during the 1979 seizure of the United States Embassy in Tehran. The diplomat’s 52 fellow employees…

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    Mohammed Mossadegh

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    1882. He grew up in the midst of major Iranian movements such as the 1891 Tobacco Revolt. He studied in France and Switzerland, then later eventually became prime minister of Iran. Mossadegh was selected as Time's magazine’s 1951 “Person of the Year” due to his nationalization of the Iranian oil. We are revisiting him today due to unknown factors at the time that article was written such as the United States involvement in the 1953 coup, the 1979 revolution, and other events that arise due to…

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    Iran Political Analysis

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    with the introduction of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. When Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi became the leader, he turned to censorship, secret police and executions in order to instill fear in the people. Because of this, the people began the Islamic Revolution which started a period of turmoil and change for the people. The nature of Iranian politics turned from…

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    1979 Iranian Revolution also known as the Islamic revolution is responsible for several actions among them the establishment of an Islamic Republic. The Iranian revolution caused several factors among them the citizens’ discontent with the Shah’s rule, existing social injustices, imperialism, Ayatollah’s exile, and religious motives. The main goal of the revolution was to overthrow the Pahla Dynasty, and several methods were involved by the citizens to that effect. As a result of the revolution,…

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    during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Satrapi’s use of comics and dialogue effectively retells the hardships endured by the Iranian people during a process of revolution. Ultimately, Persepolis describes the clash of ideologies, modernism and fundamentalism, the way in which it reshaped Iran, and to what degree the emergence of new regulations, limitations on rights and freedoms, censorship of westernized culture, and her rejection of fundamentalist rules. In 1979, the Islamic Revolution took…

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