It Ain't So Awful Falafel - Chapters 26-39 Summary & Analysis

Firoozeh Dumas
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Chapter 26 is titled “Pistachio.” Nastaran refuses to consider going to a PTA meeting with Mrs. Williams, saying she will not go anywhere until she learns English. Zomorod calls Carolyn with the news and pledges that she will not try to help her mother make friends again.

Chapter 27 is titled “Aloha, Polar Bear.” Zomorod says her mother has been terribly unhappy since they first moved to America and nothing makes her smile. The one time she was happy was when they met some other Iranians by chance in a mall. Zomorod compared it to two polar bears meeting up in Hawaii.

Chapter 28 is titled “Blanche DuBois.” Zomorod discovers she loves reading plays because it makes her feels like “an invisible visitor in someone's life” (103). She especially loves the line from A Streetcar Named Desire in which Blanche DuBois says “I have always depended on...

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