Teach the Class Persepolis The Sheep / The Trip Plot – The sheep When Anoosh stayed with Marji’s family they discuss lots of political stuff. The revolution is a leftist revolution and the republic wants to be called Islamic. The only thing can unit them is nationalism or a religious. They do want they want, they even faking up the vote. People are living difficult under Islamic regime. Many of Marji’s family had move to United States. For Siamak’s family they hidden among a flock of sheep to crossed the Iranian border and uncle Anoosh once again becomes a victim of political but he believes one day proletariat will rule.
Plot – The Trip After a year, the fundamentalist student occupied the U. S embassy. And few days later, the minister of education has decreed that universities will be close for two years because the new regime. They also force women to wear the veil because they said women’s hair makes men exciting. It wasn’t only the government that changed, ordinary people changed too. Things getting worse, Marji’s family had decided to go to Italy and Spain for three weeks. After they back, their country is at war.
The Iranian fundamentalists tried to stir up their Iraqi Shiite Allies against Saddam and Arab use this as pretext to invasion Iran. Vocabulary Republic (Noun): A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them. Proletariat (Noun): A social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages. Nationalism (Noun): Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it. Ideological (Adj): Concerned with or suggestive of ideas. Embassy (Noun): A diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work.
Background Information The Iran–Iraq War, this war also known as the Imposed War and Holy Defense in Iran. This war came at a great cost in living and economic damage, it cost half a million Iraqi and Iranian soldiers and civilians die in the war and with many of people injured. The objectives of Iraq’s invasion of Iran were: -Control of the Shatt al-Arab waterway by Iraqis -Acquisition of the three islands of Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs, on behalf of the UAE. -Annexation of Khuzestan to Iraq Prevent the spread of the Islamic Revolution in the region Literary Element The title of “The Sheep” works on metaphorical level. In a literal sense on the novel, sheep is the transportation that Siamak and his family use to cross the Iranian border, but it is also represent the general population of Iran, as well as Marji’s family who leave for the United States. Like sheep that simply follow each other with no notion of decision and sheep is also a very peacefully animal, that have no ambition, in other word they too soft and I think it is major issue of Iran.
Graphic Element When Anoosh get executed, God come to talk with Marji, but Marji said to the God that she doesn’t want to see the God any more she wants the God get out of her life. Before Anoosh get executed, Marji was one that used to believe in and love God, she thought the God should be the represent love, justice and holy wrath for evil, but Anoosh’s death makes her realize that she is wrong. Anoosh’s death breaks Marji’s childish conception of God. She thinks that God is no longer the symbol for justice.
She fined herself so lost like the people at Iran because right now she can not find any one that can listen to her true heart. One Theme These two chapters is the turning point of the novel. The beginning of the war is one of the novel’s themes. During the war people are living difficult, not enough food and most of population had move out with no notion of decision because they just want to be safe. If a country that with out population that won’t longer be a country for the people who stays at Iran because they still believe that one day this country will be better.
Three Questions Q1. Why Anoosh say that one day the proletariat will rule? What does it means? (pg 69) Q2. Do you think to becoming a sheep is good or not? Q3. Why fundamentalist student occupied the U. S embassy, not the other place? Plot —Sheep —— Rukai Zhang Plot—Trip———-Fu Zhi Vocabulary ——–Jian Sheng One Literary ——Rukai Zhang One Graphic——-WeiMing Lin One Theme——–Rukai Zhang Three Question—Together Teach the Class Persepolis The Sheep / The Trip By: Rukai Zhang WeiMing Lin Fu Zhi Jian Sheng Jan 15, 2011 ENG2D1-02 Probst, N