Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution - Chapters 13 & 14 Summary & Analysis

Sattareh Farmanfarmaian
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Chapters 13 & 14 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 12, The Man with the Microphone, American president Jimmy Carter said that if a government deprived its citizens of human rights, the U.S. would no longer provide weapons or foreign aid. Both the Shah and the citizens of Iran took that as a warning, that unless the Shah stopped persecuting opponents, he could lose control of the government. For the first time in decades, the Iran press is permitted to criticize the government ministers. However, criticizing the Shah was still off-limits. The policy simply creates more political unrest, with people calling for the return of Ayatollah Khomeini. That fall, Satti was shocked to see a young woman in traditional Muslim dress in her classroom, a style that had not been worn since Satti was a child. Satti saw it as an announcement that this young girl, and others like...

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