The Sieve And The Sand Analysis

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Summer Reading Assignment #2
Quotation: “They insulted me. They said that women like me should be pushed up against a wall and fucked. And then thrown in the garbage. ...And that if I didn't want that to happen, I should wear the veil...” (Persepolis, 74)

A. The speaker is Marjane’s mother.
B. This quotation occurs in the beginning of the book, immediately after the 1979 revolution has taken place. On page 74, Marjane’s mother’s car breaks down. When Marjane and her father pick her up, she is in tears. Two fundamentalists had approached her whilst she was waiting for her husband to pick her up. They threatened her that if she does not wear the hijab at all times like most Islamic women do, she would be raped losing her individuality. According to the regime, woman needed to be covered from head to toe and not be seen expressing their thoughts.
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Because they have quality. And what does the word quality mean? To me it means texture. This book has pores.' " (Fahrenheit 451, 84)
A. The speaker is Faber.
B. In chapter 2, “The Sieve and the Sand”, Faber starts explaining to Montag why books are so valuable. He tells Montag that well regarded authors use crisp details to point out life lessons. Faber shows that within each book is a story, and within each story is a whole new world. Every writer wrote down details that they wanted to cherish and never forget.
C. Faber wants Montag to realize how all stories are full of life. He makes it appear that stories are almost like living things. The author, Ray Bradbury uses personification in this paragraph to make it appear that the books can breathe, since they have pores. Montag is not only looking for books, but the genuine meaning behind each and every one of them. This reminds me of when I read the Harry Potter series. Reading all these books helped me visualize the characters, the plot, the setting, and also helped me to understand the story
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