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    Since the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001 the United States and indeed most of the western world has had something of parlous relationship with Islam. The imminent threat of Islamic extremism has placed the West on egg shells. The recent rise of Donald Trump and his nativist rhetoric has only added to the tension. A recent Brookings Institute poll revealed that 61 percent of Americans hold an unfavorable attitude towards Muslims. Ali Shariati, maintains that there are two types of…

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    Persepolis Gender Essay

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    after the Iranian Revolution. Whereas many of the major female characters in the book manage to maintain their strong personalities and senses of individuality, the societal norms seen in the book unquestionably view women as inferiors. Particularly after the Revolution, the society that Marji grows in has oppression towards women embedded in it. An example of this occurs when two fundamentalist men harassed Marji’s mother, telling her that,…

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    her whole life. Many things interested me about this book and inspired me in different ways. Through this inspiration I got to learn first-hand what a real life was like in Iran when the country was first developing. She talks about the Islamic Revolution…

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    Satrapi's Persepolis

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    graphic novel, Persepolis heavily depends on black and white illustrated pictures to convey Marjane’s story instead of language. These images provide insight into Marjane’s thoughts, which allows the reader to see a child's perspective on post-Iranian Revolution life. Oftentimes, Marjane interprets everything she hears literally. Seeing her literal and interpretations drawn out adds another humorous element to the novel. However, sometimes seeing Marjane’s thoughts has the opposite impact; one…

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    factions in Iranian politics. Since the inception of Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979, the hardliners have successfully expanded their power in the non-elected bodies of the Iranian regime, headed by the ideological leader of their movement, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. However, the Iranians have not had nearly as much luck in obtaining control of the elected bodies in Iran. Since the Revolution, the hardliners have had difficulty in gaining control the presidency as well as the Iranian…

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    Persepolis Research Paper

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    enhanced representation of Iran by the revolution, imperialism, nationalism, social classes and religion. This photograph captures a group of people protesting against the Iranian government (Brookings). It properly defines the definition of a revolution which is, “the usually violent attempt by many people to end the rule of one government and start a new one” (Merriam). This image also relates to Persepolis. According to Marjane Satrapi, Iran was in a revolution attempting to downfall the…

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    During the course of the Iranian Revolution, there were many conflicts in the fight between individual freedoms and collective national obligations. Ideally, individual freedoms and collective national obligations should coincide, but they clearly did not coincide during the Iranian Revolution. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi and "Individualism and Freedom: Vital Pillars of True Communities" by Edward Younkins affect the readers' views on individual freedoms and…

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    Post Revolution Iran

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    The Iranian people today live under an oppressive authoritarian regime that imposes a narrow interpretation of Islamic governance across the country. Since 1979, the clerical regime has strengthened its stranglehold on almost every sphere of Iranian peoples’ lives. The first phase of the revolution lasted from 1979 -1989 until the ayatollah’s death. This tumultuous period included killing off supporters of the previous regime, taking foreign hostages and fostering its zealotry across the Islamic…

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    not understand why others lack the same opportunities and rights. Her confusion eventually prompts her to educate herself by reading as much as she can until she finally understood “that the reason for her shame [in her dad’s Cadillac] and for the revolution were the same: the difference between social class” (33). She felt ashamed to sit in her luxury car, while poverty forced others to walk miles upon miles simply to travel between home to school. In her readings, she learned that the…

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    Ken Follett Essay

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    Wings of Eagles’ a novel which has the background of the Iranian revolution that toppled the Shah of Iran. The Iranian revolution remains an enigma even now and does not fail to arouse the curiosity of most people even though 3 decades have elapsed. The revolution against the Shah of Iran was channeled by the religious leadership…

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