Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Firoozeh Dumas
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Essay Topic 1

Describe the settings of Abadan, Iran and Whittier, California. In what year did the Dumas family move? What global and national events were happening at this time?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Firoozeh's' mother Nazireh. How old was Nazireh when she married? How educated was she?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss Kazem Dumas. How old was Firoozeh's father? Where was he educated? What were his driving passions?

Essay Topic 4

Describe Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. When was it established? What was Disneyland like in the early 1970s as opposed to today?

Essay Topic 5

What is the symbolic meaning of Disneyland in the narrative? What did it represent for Kazem?

Essay Topic 6

Describe American fast food, particularly that of the 1970s. What American foods were new in the 1970s? When was the microwave invented? Who in the narrative was obsessed with fast food?

Essay Topic 7

Describe the differences between...

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