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April 11th Lecture

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McGill University
Islamic Studies
ISLA 210
Laila Parsons

APRIL 11, 2012:  “The Revolution ate its own children”- about the leftists  Persepolis page 64 and 65- describes the people leaving out of fear, especially leftists  There was fear starting to build, the leftist communities were beginning to be targeted (page 65)  Hoveyda was let out of jail at one point, but didn’t leave when many told him that he should. He stayed in Iran because of loyalty to his country. He was brought up on charges such as “spreading corruption on earth,” “expansion of the influence of American imperialism and its European allies,” “fighting God and the Wali *deputy+ on Imam Zaman,” “spreading cultural and ethical corruption and direct participation in consolidating the pillars of colonialism and granting capitulatory rights to Americans.” These charges in general had nothing to do with his true actions. His not leaving ended in his trial and execution.  Going out into the street as a child like the girl in Persepolis, in western dress and listening to western music, this was very difficult and there was a lot of policing of people on the streets.  Page 109- the “moral” policing, even by family  The role of class in this revolution: Marjane in upper class, has ____ princes in heritage, and before the revolution they would have been going out fancy restaurants and cafes, more westernized centres of entertainment, bars, dressing in western ways, etc. The revolution brought into power (generally speaking) people with more working class background who were resentful of this upper class. The moral policing was showing the resentment of the luxury of the upper class (elite, distant, not understanding the realities of the poverty).  Iran-Iraq War: Persepolis includes it- page 102) shows class awareness and contrast between those at war and the upper class- she shows that she is living in a bubble while this cataclysmic thing is going on. th  It was 1980-1988. Longest conventional war of the 20 century. Iraq invaded Iran in September 1980, beginning the war. There was fear of a Shi’ite insurgency in Iraq against their secular Sunni regime, especially in the wake of the Iranian revolution.  Over 1,000,000 soldiers were killing, and the conflict is often compa
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