Teheran History

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Nafisi who is a writer of a book named ‘reading Lolita in Teheran’ said that “my generation complained of a loss, the void in our lives that was created when our past was stolen from us, making us exiles in our own country. Yet we had a past to compare with the present; we had memories and images of what had been taken away” (76)
She argued that it is better not to know a tragic history in her generation because it is difficult to overcome a sorrow of losing many things. To better understand the argument, it is helpful to know the Iran history under Khomeini regime. Ayatollah Khomeini (Sep 24,1902~June 3, 1989) was the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 and the Iranian religious and political leader. Many people these days are in shock at the Khomeini regime’s human rights. Nobody is asking for an oppression, devastation, and violence.
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If we ignore a history, we can pass through the past without knowing the sad history. But we cannot improve ourselves in the future’s outcome. Ignoring from a past is not the only answer for bliss. Martin Luther King said that nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. In the past, ignorance could be a bliss. However, with the progress and development of society, knowledge always predominate over ignorance. Knowledge can include languages, skills, the condition of knowing something, and facts. It is important to know the power of knowledge in life.
Under the assumption that students study the history in school, it is reasonable to state that they learn new information that they were previously unaware of, enabling them not to repeat the mistakes of the past, giving them the ability to make better decisions. If I racked with ignorance of history, I will not know that the past tells a lot about the future and enables me to avoid repeating past