Lolita Accuracy - Spencer Syfrig Nevins-Caswell Is Reading...

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Spencer Syfrig February 23, 2006 Nevins-Caswell Is Reading Lolita in Tehran Accurate? The memoir of Azar Nafisi entitled Reading Lolita in Tehran does provide an accurate portrayal of Tehran in most parts. Many of the physical descriptions given and societal descriptions both match the very little we have learned inGlobal Issues and I have researched. I have chosen a few descriptions given in the text to analyze. Throughout the book Nafisi describes the life of a female teacher in Iran. Today there are fifty-four public colleges and over 289 private universities operating within Iran. Stats are unavailable on the number of women teachers but it would be safe to assume that a small minority of teachers are women. This would cause the discrimination that Nafisi goes into great detail to portray. On page 24 of the memoir, Nafisi describes the Iranian film censor as being “nearly blind”. I have researched this topic because it intrigued me and have found that all accounts of this were in fact given by Nafisi herself and not by any other source.
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