From Lolita to James: An Analysis of Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi illustrates her story as a woman living in the Islamic Republic of Iran during the nineteen eighties, and nineties. During this time, the Iranian Parliament administers more laws against the women. While living in Tehran during these stressful times, she and a small group of students explore and examine illicit books written by American authors. She explores how her life was similar to Lolita, the story of a girl who was under the confines of her guardian, as Azar was under the oppression of the Iranian Parliament. Her tone on life and freedom changes throughout the book as she eventually leaves for the United States in nineteen ninety-seven.
For example, when Maxine reaches her puberty age her mother warn her that she should not end up like her aunt “now that you have started to menstruate, what happened to her could happen to you. Don’t humilities us. You wouldn’t like to be forgotten as if you had never been born” (Kingston 5). This talk-story ghost of her aunt cannot be taken for granted because it brings disgrace to the family and this is why her mother exposed her to it from a young age. Another ghost thing that bothers Maxine while growing is that
But later, Charlie got more courageous and stood up to his mom. One night Charlie caught his mom having an affair and she told him that he was going to be in trouble for being out this late. But he stood his ground and told her that she was in the wrong not him. It takes courage to stand your ground, especially to your mom. But that isn't the only time Charlie stood up for himself.
The Taliban used violence to get what they want. She was even exiled from her homeland because it was not secure and protected there for her anymore because of the violent ways the Taliban used to try to stop her. This did not stop her though. She kept fighting for her cause, even in her new home in England. Teen activists face challenges and obstacles, even when groups are trying to stop them and muffle
The Nazi Party is the minor antagonist, while Adolf Hitler is the major. These people are the core of Leisel’s issues in this story. She lost her mother because her mother is a communist, a label the Nazis opposed, therefore putting her mother in danger. For this reason, Leisel’s mother sent her to live with another family. Another part of the plot is the act of Leisel’s book stealing, which is a result of Leisel rebelling against Hitler and the Nazis.
Esperanza finds growing up especially difficult when she realizes the teenage girls in her neighborhood experience abusive and controlling relationships. Sally’s father physically abuses her. Her father thinks she is “going to run away just like his sisters who made the family ashamed” (92). Sally tried to help herself by staying with Esperanza’s family , however , when her father came to the Cordero’s house with tears in his eyes, sally agreed to come home when he said “this is the last time” (93).
Charlie Ward’s death had an impact on the Ward family, Michael MacKenzie, and Joe Sadowski. Charlie Ward’s death affected Jenna because Jenna is starting to become furious, depressed, and is seeking revenge on her father’s murder. Also, Jenna starts to become anti-social and the only thing that motivates her to become more involved is by her best friend, Andrea convincing her. Due to Charlie’s death, Jenna begins to have panic attacks when she is around her boyfriend, Jason. For example the book states, “She would have expected her heart to pound wildly when he touched her, just as it always did.
Romeo and Juliet have been in the wrong since the day they talked at the Capulet's party. Both households have the knowledge that Prince Escalus is not pleased with the families fighting one another in the streets. However, having an enemy like Tybalt, who is constantly looking for a fight, is challenging. In Document A, it says “Do with their death bury their parents’ strife”, meaning that the only possible way that Romeo and Juliet could escape their parents rage was to take their own lives. If the two families would accept each other instead of fighting, Romeo and Juliet might have had a fair chance at love.
Skylar Neese, unsuspecting like Caesar, had gone to enjoy a night with her friends that ended in her death. Her supposed best friends’ cause for the murder was “we just didn’t like her anymore” similar with Caesar, his death the result of the fear of tyranny (Sandt). Both of their deaths were a result of betrayal, dislike, and fear. Caesar, many times put trust in his friends and confided in them, his reason being “because I love you, I will let you know” (2.2.79). In Skylar Neese’s case, though she was said to be fighting with her friends at the time, she still had trust and faith that they wouldn’t hurt her; unfortunately,
In the essay " 'A Good Man is Hard to Find ': Overview" Arthur F. Kinney writes "At the start Bailey 's mother, the grandmother of the story, is exactingly described as sneaky (she deliberately deceives Bailey about the family cat which she smuggles on their vacation and which will cause the deaths of the entire
To fulfill their selfish goals, the United States initiated Operation Ajax in 1953. Operation Ajax was a plan created by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) to overthrow Mohammad Mosaddiq, a popular Iranian prime minister at the time. The plan was for an American general to take his place after the Shah (Mohammad Rezi Pahlavi) signed a royal decree which would rid him of Mosaddiq and appoint the American general. This change in leadership would allow the United States to be able to have greater influence in Iran and have greater access to Iranian oil. However, Mosaddiq publicly announced that there was a coup and had the American general arrested.