Rooftops of Tehran Symbols & Objects

Mahbod Seraji
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Red Roses

Throughout the entirety of the book, red roses are used as a symbol of passive resistance. Red roses represent peace. Whenever a character is unjustly murdered, red roses are used to signify that the person was peaceful and wasn’t harming anyone. When the government bans anyone from mourning Ramin’s death Pasha plants a red rosebush in his memory. The whole neighborhood takes care of the rosebush over the course of the book. Eventually, at the end of the book, everyone places a red rose at Ramin’s grave as a sign of defiance towards the government and so they can properly mourn their friend and neighbor.

The Faceless Angel

The Faceless Angel is a drawing that Zari makes for Pasha at the height of their friendship. The Faceless Angel embodies all of the traits that Pasha tells Zari is in the woman that...

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