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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books

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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.

Objects

Nafisi's apartment - As the setting for many of the events in the book, this functions as an oasis of free thought and speech in a desert of repression.

The University of Tehran - This is the principal scene of battles between extremist Islamists and secular elements of the revolution.

The veil - This object is imposed on women by the regime. This object comes to symbolize all that Nafisi opposes in post-revolutionary Iran, and the loss of academic freedom and freedom of thought.

The morality squads - These punish those...

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