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Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books - Study Guide Part 3: Chapters 23 - 31 Summary & Analysis

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At the advent of World War I, Henry James, who had avoided politics most of his life, began to write about the war. He lobbied the Americans to enter the war on the side of Britain. James understood the growing coarseness and insensitivity that war engenders. He constantly worked against this death of feeling and of basic humanity.

So too was Iran today a place of growing insensitivity and inhumanity. James insisted that we stay in touch with our humanity, no matter what.

James saw the war as an attack on civilization itself and saw Britain as an island of light in the blackness. He felt so strongly that he moved to Britain and did whatever he could to support the war effort. James said, "We must for dear life make our own counter-realities."

Nafisi runs into a couple of students she had...

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