What kind of people are Marjane's parents? What are the contradictions she sees between their philosophies and their style of living?
Marjane's parents appear to be from very genteel, comfortable backgrounds. They embrace left-wing politics and protest on behalf of Communist ideals, but they also have a maid and own a Cadillac. Young Marjane appears uncomfortable with her family's apparent wealth and comfort.
What does Marjane's early aspiration to become a prophet say about her view of the world, and of herself?
Marjane's desire to become a prophet is borne of her sympathy for the old and the weak; she commiserates with her...
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