Song of a Captive Bird - "Reborn," pages 236-307 Summary & Analysis

Jasmin Darznik
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in spring, saying the mountain was “the promise of a new beginning” (236). Forough then resolves that although she will “never be rid of [her] sadness” at losing her husband and son, she “wasn’t frightened anymore” (236).

Forough then recounts how Leila took her into her home in order to help Forough heal after the clinic. Forough learns of Leila’s past, how she inherited money from a relative and therefore can live on her own as a woman (a rarity in Iranian society at the time). Forough then “confide[s] absolutely” her story to Leila, saying that the opportunity to tell her story was “almost enough” (241). A few days later, Forough’s sister Puran visits her, telling Forough of how she is married and has been publishing articles. Puran asks Forough if she will ever return to Parviz, and Forough realizes that...

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