Blog Post #2: Thinking of the book as a portrait of a culture, with a focus on social practices and traditions:
- What does the book suggest about the role of religion in Iranian culture, especially in the lives of people like Marjane’s family?
- What does the book suggest about social class in Iranian society, especially, for example, in the story of the courtship between the family’s maid and their neighbor (34-37) or the distribution of keys to paradise to boys drafted into the army (99-102)?
- What are the roles for women in Iranian society as depicted in the book? How do Marjane and her mother and grandmother both play into and resist those roles?