Title of the graphic and page number
Why is it the most important?
Chapter 1 : The Veil
“Bilingual Capitalism” - page 4
This is the most important part of the chapter because it shows how the islamic culture takes what they believe is not right and then changes it to make other believe that it is bad.
Chapter 2 : The Bicycle
“The Revolting Bicycle” - page 10
This is the most important part of the chapter because it shows the relationship between the tyranny of the people and the revolution. Tyranny is the wheels and it they don't turn and change the revolution will stand up and keep going.
Chapter 3 : The Water Cell
“Father of the Republic” - page 19 *
This is the most important part of the chapter because it shows that even those who have technically have higher authority over the shah do not like the ways of the shah himself and will overthrow the empire to get a better republic.
Chapter 4 : Persepolis
“Photogenic Revolution” - page 29 *
This is the most important part of the chapter because Marji’s father is risking so much to go out and take photo’s of the revolution in Persepolis to show people and to document what really happened during this time.
Chapter 5 : The Letter
“Social Letters” - page 37
This is the most important part of the chapter because it represents the struggle between social class as well as the educational problems present in the society. Different social classes restrict mingling with other social classes.
Chapter 6 : The Party
“The departure of the arrival” - page 41
This is the most important part of the chapter because it shows that the shah attempted to fix the bad state of the society by choosing the right prime ministers but the people over hated the shah himself so he had to resign despite bringing in good prime ministers.
Chapter 7 : The Heroes
“The hero with multiple parts” - page 52
This is the most important part of the chapter because the hero is actually the victim who almost in a sense demonstrate the bad parts of society by being cut up into many pieces. The many pieces represent the different parts of the society in which no one agrees with one another and forms split groups.
Chapter 8 : Moscow
“A different world” - page 59
This is the most important part of the chapter because it shows the development of Iran. Essentially, this scene compares Iran and its development over time to Moscow, as well as the type of people that live there. Moscow has more cold people and worse conditions.
Chapter 9 : The Sheep
“Gone with the sheep” - page 66
This is the most important part of the chapter because it shows the ways that people have to use to escape an oppressing government. People attempted to get away by flocking with sheep and crossing borders in hopes that the other side of the border is much better than a chaotic government such as Iran at that time.
Chapter 10 : The Trip
“The magic carpet” - page 77
Marji and her family breaks away from reality for a moment and decides to go on a trip to Spain and Italy, where they can enjoy their time while they can because they know that soon they will not be able to. In other words, they decide to go on a trip to enjoy their time together before facing the worse.
Chapter 11 : The F-14’S
“Dead and a Hero” - page 86
Essentially, the main message being delivered in this chapter is that those who die for the people are heroes, regardless if they are right or wrong in their doings. Her father was killed, but he was still regarded as a hero.
Chapter 12 : The Jewels
“The last of the jewelry” - page 90
The jewelry plays an important role in this chapter because it represents the money and the thing that they worked so hard for. As we discovered previously, jewelry is bought with a lot of money that they worked hard for. By almost losing their jewelry they are losing a lot of their hard work.
Chapter 13 : The Key
“Opening heaven’s doors” - page 99
This shows how the Iranian government is manipulating people to their beliefs. Since