Day 2

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    In "The Trip," the Ministry of Education decrees that all universities should close. Why is the Ministry of Education threatened by higher education? What kind of society would the Islamic regime prefer?

    The Ministry of Education says that it is "better to have no students at all than to educate future imperialists." It is threatened by secular education, which would induce citizens to question the national situation, view it through a historical lens, and potentially organize.

  2. 2

    In the chapter "The Jewels," Marjane's parents are looking for basic supplies. What is ironic about their behavior?

    Marjane's mother yells...

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