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Daniel Yoon Expository Writing 101 Professor Brennan October 19, 2010 The intense oppression existing in Tehran, Iran during Nafisi’s tenure resulted in thousands of struggles for independence, specifically for women. In an effort to foster female tolerance, Nafisi organized a literary study group to explore with other female students, literary works. Through this small reading group, Nafisi was able to discover her own set of independence and integrity as well as motivating the academic and literary livelihoods of the women in her secret reading group. Ultimately the experiences shared in Nafisi’s reading group resulted in an environment where those who were oppressed could strive for freedom through fiction and consequently pursue happiness. The context or environment in which Nafisis’s reading group existent, presented a difficult situation for the members of the reading group. As the laws under the current regime restricted the rights of women, especially academic equality, female students’ desires to educate themselves grew. Thus Nafisi’s reading group became one channel for academic opportunity for women in Tehran. However the notion of why these groups came into existence is perhaps just
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