Nevertheless, this was before Islamic government form many religious customs into laws. The Iranian women before and after the 1979 revolution reflects that the advanced education of women has contributed to the urban frustration of a women’s place in Iranian society and that several intellectuals of Iranian women support feminist viewpoints. As it’s shown above, the case of women movements were involved in all the major political and social changes of modern Iranian history. This reflects the essential role of women as a fundamental topic among the Iranian society. The characteristic model of Fetemah that Shariati discussed as a symbol of liberated women accurately reflect the Iranian women pre and post the revolution.
However, whereas Persepolis illustrates Satrapi’s protest against gender roles and cultural inequalities under the Islamic Revolution through imagery, Women will keep the household demonstrates how the transition to marriage impacts decision making and gender role positions through interviews. 1. Persepolis The markers of cultural difference that I have analyzed in book Persepolis are Gender Roles and government politics. Persepolis is a story by Marjane Satrapi, a young girl who grew up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution in 1979. During this time period, many cultural and social inequalities took place.
Persepolis is the True Story of Marjane Satrapi’s childhood and early adult years, growing up in Iran during the Islamic revolution. It depicts the Muslim experience through the eyes of a young girl, and allows the viewer to experience first hand, the cultural hardships and occurrences that are often overlooked by mainstream media. Marjane’s struggle between religion and her surrounding culture is one of the most poignant areas of the film, and the most relevant to our study of the Islamic culture as a whole. Persepolis starts in 1970s Iran following Marjane 'Marji' Satrapi as she watched events through her young eyes of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. As Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.
The Islamic revolution in Iran came from discontent for westernization and secularization in Iran. It was the Iranian supporters of Khomeini rebelling against shah and his westernized approach and dictatorship of the country. The Iranian felt as if Iran’s leader the Shahan shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Aryamehr was too westernized and was contaminating Iran with modernization and also creating a separation of democracy and religion. Also, powerful and entrenched groups in Iran did not like how shah imposed his westernize reforms (Goldschmidt, 2013). They were also dissatisfied with the allowance of United States interference or influence to curb the groups they viewed as blocking Iran’s modernization.
In the book Persepolis, a non-fiction piece about the author Marjane Satrapi’s life in a changing Iran, Satrapi explores the idea of tensions between old and new by referencing conversations with her grandma, talking about parties, the transition of the veil into society, talking about her school, noting the demonstrations that took place in the streets, and discussing the cultural revolution that occurred. Satrapi purposefully communicates this theme to the audience to contrast the Iran she grew up in and the one her parents grew up in. The audience needs to understand the differences in order to understand the stance of the author on critical issues she faced in the book. Satrapi clearly wants us to understand that she is very fond of her grandmother; she shows us in many parts of the book that her grandma is someone Satrapi trusts. Satrapi sees her grandmother as a symbol of the old way of life in Iran.
Iran... ... middle of paper ... ...n, instead of the coup. Instead of rushing into the coup like the Unite States did, it should have sat down, and laid out all of the possible options, and then chose the best course of action. In All The Shah’s Men there seems to be a very strong hatred for all foreign powers, including the United States, taken by the citizens of Iran. I believe that this ultimately occurred because of the impatience of certain government officials in Washington D.C., and also in Great Britain. If only there could have been better communication between countries, I feel that there would have been a solution reached.
Even though the name has changed to the march toward freedom it is the exact same thing as the war on terrorism. The U.S. is full of Euphemisms and the war on terrorism was changed to the march toward freedom mainly because most Americans cannot face reality. These same people who cannot face reality are the same people who are hurting the war. Whether these individuals like it or not we are at war and complaining will not do anything to benefit it. Many people argue that polls state that most of the U.S. opposes the war this obviously cannot be true because after all Bush was elected our president by a majority of the American people.
President Jimmy Carter did not let the Shah in because for political reasons, but for humanitarian reasons (Iran Crisis). Although President Carter had good intentions by doing this it unleashed a dislike toward Americans in the minds of of almost every Iranian (Iran Crisis). Underlying the attack on the United States Embassy were anti-American and anti-Carter
"Iran is a promoter of the elimination of nuclear weapons around the world and, based on our ideology, on our Islamic thinking, it is forbidden to produce and use nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction." I think that I’d have to label this as a logical fallacy. Some of this quote might be true, but if anything, I think that Iran is just trying to get us to believe them so we will get off their case. They have had weapons of mass destruction before, so why wouldn’t they have them again? Although Iran keeps trying to convince us of this, the state of this nation still is convinced by mister Bush that Iran is ’’the world’s primary state in sponsoring of terror’’.
Happening midway through his rule, The White Revolution was a ploy of westernization from the shah, causing land to be redistributed and the liberation of women's rights. The Shiite Muslims contradicted these events, claiming this policy went against the Islamic beliefs of the country. To anger people even further, the shah changed the country's calendar from an Islamic calendar to a Imperial calendar, thereby changing the first day from the ... ... middle of paper ... ...re powerful enemies. These things caused the people of Iran to not like the Americans and the kindness shown to the shah. The Iranian Revolution was one that impacted the Middle East and caused unrest among other countries.