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    Tehran Calling: Contrast between Sarah and Parvin The Boat by Nam Le contains a collection of short stories that explore a global perspective of life through the character’s journeys. “Tehran Calling” is a short story about an American woman named Sarah—Sarah travels to Tehran to visit her western-educated Iranian friend who has returned to Iran, her homeland, to organize political dissent against the oppressive government. Sarah decides to travel to Tehran as a kind of escape while recovering from the end of an unhealthy romantic relationship. “Tehran Calling” reveals issues with gender and sexuality in the Islamic society of Tehran, Iran through the contrast between Sarah and Parvin. Sarah’s character unfolds throughout the story through her actions. Sarah’s arrival in Tehran was during Ashura, a holy week, filled with passion and religion everywhere—a world so different than the corporate life she led in America. Sarah had always been unsure…

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    Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisis, published in 2003, tells the story and observation of a women who brought eight students into her home for discussion of literature each week. In 1995 “I decided to indulge myself and fulfill a dream.”(184). states the narrator. Seven females and one male attended. As the women packed her things to leave Tehran her students and herself began to take photographs against the empty wall. One taken covered how they were forced to spend every moment of…

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    Fiction, Reality, or both? Fiction is a separate world created based on the figments of our imaginations. It allows us to create anything to our likings, and where we can achieve happiness and a sense of self-sovereignty without oppression from others. Reality, on the other hand, is where people flock for the truth of life. This “truth” is where no imaginary worlds are created, and where we learn the meaning of something without trying to cover it up with false feelings. But, what happens when…

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    More important than a person’s identity, is what a person identifies as. The difference between these two is that identities are constantly being assigned and replaced throughout our life by society and biology, while identifying is a process independent to each individual. Individuals have little control over the process of being labeled and defined by others in ways that sometimes do not reflect their inner self. However, through identification, individuals are able to decide which and to what…

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    During his exile, Khomeini sent cassette tapes back to Iran and his followers would make copies and distribute the tapes. Khomeini spoke out against the Americans and the anti-Muslims. Iranian students took over the American Embassy in Tehran and held 52 diplomats hostage for 444 days in the same year Khomeini was elected. The students were not going to release the hostages unless their demands were met, return the Shah to Iran for indictment, the Shah return money back to the Iranians, the…

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    In the graphic novel Persepolis, the author Marjane Satrapi used many deep and interesting symbols throughout the book to illustrate many turning points in Satrapi’s life in Iran. She was born in Rasht, Iran, on November 22 1969, however she grew up in Tehran in an ordinary middle-class family. She went to school in a private French school which gave her opportunity to be more open-minded than strict Iranians. She lived a peaceful childhood life under the Shah’s power until she was around 11…

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    Tehran, Iran: From Persia to Present Tehran wondrous, mysterious past gives the capital city a mystic fascination that makes anyone curious about it anxious to visit. From being part of the biblical Persian Empire to the unfortunate hostage siege of the United States Embassy in 1979, Tehran has a history that is as rich as any other capital on earth. The people of Tehran are friendly, polite, and are not representative of the governmental powers of Iran. Its architecture is unique for this city…

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    I’ve read three stories about different types of rebellion and the names of those stories are called, Cairo: My City which was the first story I read, the second one is named, Lolita in Tehran, and the last one is called Persepolos2. In all the stories, they are about people living in countries where they basically are under laws that are unfair and they are bold enough and fearless to go out and do things they there are not supposed to do knowing what the ricks are if they get caught.…

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    her parents are aware Marjane isn’t innocent, and she’s grown into a brave girl because of everything she witnessed. Lastly, in Iran during the revolution, it was very dangerous. Marjane and many others had to be aware that anything bad can happen at any moment; they also had to accept that they could be caught in the middle of danger. This image portrays the danger because it has a missile in it and those were used to blow up buildings in Iran. In Persepolis, Marjane experiences…

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    Feminism In Persepolis

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    fire” (World History Project). In the memoir, Marji explains that “anyone that tried to help, was attacked”(14). The incident “result[ed] in 430 deaths; it was widely believed that the Shah was responsible” (World History Project). In October, 1979 the Islamic Revolution's impact spread beyond that of Iran. The United States attempted to aid the Shah with necessary medical treatment, but when they alerted the Iranian government, they presumed the message was taken in good standing. But on…

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