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In Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi establishes the power ofliterature against a cruel and oppressive government As both aneyewitness and a victim of an inconsiderate biased and hard reignAzar Nafisi describes her experiences as a woman living in the IslamicRepublic of Iran and other phenomenal individuals as well Nafisifashions a class a group of seven female students from her formeracademic post as an educator at the University of Tehran that goesagainst their stiff administration where they digest Western ClassicsUsing flair and style Nafisi weaves a novel that reveals subjectiveraids undesired coverings clandestine assemblies shattered dreamsincarceration and war Through effective diction and syntax Azar Nafisirelates suppression in the Islamic Republic of Iran while she contendsfor individualityNafisi uses effective diction to portray the role of Muslim women andtheir suppression in third world countries When describing the IslamicRepublic of Iran Nafisi uses the term capricious given to sudden andunaccountable changes of mood or behavior in a simile to compare agoverning body to a wayward month Life in the Islamic Republic was ascapricious as the month of April when short periods of sunshine wouldsuddenly give way to showers and storms revealing theunpredictability and instability that control and dictates the lives ofordinary people 9 Nafisi exposes the desire for independence thatmany women in Iran have which Nafisi makes very evident when describingthe lives of her seven most dedicated students Nafisi reveals that theyare precast into an indistinguishable idea that destroys individualityand despite its attempts to make women ordinary and transparent itexemplifies them beyond the imagination Through the term implicit animplied expression Nafisi clarifies how the stringent rules andregulations have not only physically effected them such as with theircloths and finger nail length but mentally as well Implicit inalmost all their descriptions was the way they saw themselves in thecontext of an outside reality that prevented them from definingthemselves clearly and separately 75 Using an implied metaphorNafisi compares her girls to a house When we had deprived thehouse of all
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