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.
In addition, the ghost of her aunt reflected on her childhood that she doesn’t want to be disowned by her family like the way they did her aunt. 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.
Charlie's mother is a controlling, using, backstabbing woman, she is constantly telling Charlie and his father what to do thinking that she is the queen of everyone and everything. 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.
A bad group called the Taliban attempted using violence to make her stop protesting against the bad things they were doing, like taking away girls’ education. 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.
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.
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). Esperanza eventually learns that physical and emotional abuse never truly ends. The
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,
So, the wreck is all her fault. If she would have left Pitty Sing home, this would have not had happened. 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