Persepolis/Soviet Daughter- Aidan Holmes (Independence (Complaining to…
Persepolis/Soviet Daughter- Aidan Holmes
Complaining to parents that she wants to become independent and go protest in the street. (page 17).
The parents and Marji are enjoying their new found freedom. (Page 43).
Marji's maid and herself left to go demonstrate on their own. (Page 38)
The nanny Marhei and Marji go out to protest for their independence, they shout from sun up until sun down. They come home only to get hit and yelled at by Marji's mother, but they still felt good afterwards. (Page 38).
She smokes a cigarette in her basement, against her mothers rules. (Page 117).
Lola walks down the street and two of her peers notice that it is her and noth of them are shocked because they do not expect Lola to be in an army uniform. (Page 172) RUSS
Belief vs. Values
Didn't understand Veil. Kids just played with it and were split up in school by gender. (Page 3).
Marji doesn't understand why people are revolting just yet, but reads a lot of books to see why the killings are taking place and understand why people are revolting. (Page 32).
Her parents were protesting all day and Marji wants to play monoploy with her parents but her parents don;t believe in western ideas, so they laugh her off not accepting Marji's beliefs but more their values. (Page 18).
Marji' mom and dad need to change because of the new belief that they should be kept up in the new Islam way, having a beard and covering your entire body. (Page 75).
She doesn't want to believe in god, but it is a strong value in her familys life.(Page 36) RUSS
She tells her friend that her father has died in the protests, later her father comes home and Marji is proven wrong but she still doesn't accept it. (Page 48).
Marji tells her uncle and father that 99.99% of the population voted for an Islamic Republic. From her perspective this number seems logical but her father is outraged. (Page 62).
Marji thinks that all people are equal and doesn't understand why her uncle got divorced, she thinks very differently in this section and views it as if she was in the story. (Page 59).
She just thinks that the Iranian air force can go into Iraq and just bomb the capital. (Page 80-83).
She doesn't understand the importance of items anymore, he father begs for gas but she says otherwise and her father breaks it, and yells at her and Marjis mom. (Page 88).
She is playing dead like a Martyr. She doesn't understand what those people died for. (Page 97).
She leaves her mom and a friend having a conversation about her son going off to war, not fully understanding the matter she says random stuff then leaves. (Page 100).