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Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 19 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 19 Summary

Now in Washington, Nafisi's children recall a particular day in Tehran. Members of the "Revolutionary Committee," apparently a sort of paramilitary police intelligence entity, demanded entry to Nafisi's home in order to gain access to a neighbor's property - a neighbor who was wanted for apparent involvement in drug activity. The agents enter and take positions on the rear balcony. A gun battle breaks out with the wanted neighbor. But all Nafisi can think about is the carefully hidden, and forbidden, satellite dish on that balcony. No detail escapes the efficient bureaucracy of the tyrant. Despite the serious gun battle that day and the fact that the agents had no authority to enter Nafisi's house, two months later, Revolutionary Committee agents returned to confiscate the satellite dish.

Part 1: Chapter 19 Analysis

The terror and possession of the tyrant is ever present and unrelenting. In her new...

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