Intellectual Musings of Mr. Walsh's Two Sophomore English Classes.
I really like this book.Do you guys like it too? I've wanted to read it for awhile now. However I'm having a hard time understanding some things, like the Islamic revolution. There are alot of things mentioned that i don't know about.I feel like I need a better understanding of the revolution to really get the book. Are you guys struggling with the same thing as well? Are there other things that you feel lost about?
I like the book as well. I found that it was a very quick read and very touching. Yea, I agree that some of the things about the revolution are a bit confusing. Unfortunately I am the researcher for this week, so I will do my best to find things about the Iranian Revolution to maybe help clear up any confusion that you guys may have. The only thing that I had trouble understanding was when Anoosh was talking about the Russians.
One thing you may want to think about when you read is why is this book in black/white?
There's a reason for that?! I thought most graphic novels were black and white, especially with the fact that printing in color costs more...[this doesn't count as a post]
LOL MARTIN. sorry :Di don't know why it's in black and white either... Maybe it's because it was the unhappy times. This makes me wonder if there's a happy ending because it would be cool if there was and color ink was used at the end. That would clarify this question.I LIKE THIS BOOK. yeaaaa. I agree this book is confusing...too bad we're learning U.S. History this year. Satrapi is funny. There's too many people!!! Since it's such a quick read, and being the too-lazy-to-flip-the-page-back-to-clarify-people-and-details kind of person, it was hard to keep track of the major people of the revolution.[I found something extremely funny, but it might just be me. On page 95, I was just looking at the picture and trying to figure out which one was her... I say she's the one on the bottom row, 2nd to the left. :D]
I’m not really sure why it's in black and white, but I’ll take a stab at it. I think it's in black and white because maybe the two colors contrast each other so much. Maybe like one color would be the people against the revolution, and the other color could be like the government official people. And they have such different points of views there can't be gray. I don't know it's just a guess really.When i first got my book, i would start reading, and i would have to stop to look up people. But i do agree that it's a quick read. For me it just took a little longer because i kept stopping to understand what's happening, and why ,and looking up people.
i have a question, are we each doing are own passages right? how many are we doing each??[doesn't count as a post]
Consuelo, I think that was a good guess about the whole black and white thing. To answer your question, we each do two passages. Also, I was wondering, is it just me or does the statue on p. 41 remind you of the SAddam statue that was pulled down, like two years ago?
I thought that atatue looked like the Saddam statue too.. sorry I;m late.Consuelo, I like your guess on the black and white thing. I really wonder how the British heard about the Shah's father, Reza. He wasn't all that important and if he was really that low a rank as a soldier, I don't think his plan would've worked.
It must of been really hard for her to leave her country, and her family. If I was in her situation, I'd be very scared to start my life again without my parents, with a different language, and in a whole new, and different country.It must of been a lot for her all at once, and she was only 14.I'd probably get homesick, and feel lost.[I don't know if I'd miss my parents that much ;)]
I agree with you on that Consuelo. I'm 16 and I don't think that I'm ready to live on my own, evn though she's staying with her mom's friend. I wonder if her parents and grandmother are gonna be okay...
I've started liking the other half of the book. I think it's much easier to read, since it's not so much about the Iranian revolution. The second half is more about her, and how she's growing up, and changing. Her life is so interesting, living by herself in another country. I find the second half funnier too.
I do agree the 2nd half is funnier. :)Living in a foreign country is scary. A whole new culture is there and you'd have to struggle so much. I'd miss my parents, Consuelo!!! It's like us going away to college soon, but she's going away at 14.
What do you think of her, and how she's changing, and growing up?
YES! The second part is indeed funnier, with all the "things" that she encounters...
I think she's starting to go back on her own words when she said that she didn't need her parents. She obviously can't hold herself up at such a young age.
can i post again...? it's for a new meeting anyways =]did anybody see her drug dealer job coming???? i was shocked... i didn't know she'd go thaat far!!! she was so blinded by "love". -_-!
yeah i know, i didn't think she'd do that especially for a guy. i didn't think she was like that. i'd just like to say that page 265 is hilarious.Also, i can't believe what she did to that guy on pages 285-287. I thought it was mean, i felt bad for the guy since the government is so harsh on people.
I have two books, so I had trouble finding what you guys are talking about. Its sad how she cannot find a true love. What are your thoughts on her whole depression period?
i thought her depression period was sad, i can't believe she wanted to kill herself. i don't think the medication was a solution in the first place.it was like a miracle that she didn't die after taking all those pills, but if it hadn't happen then she wouldn't have decided to better herself. i guess everything happens for a reason.
That is true, especially how things started to change from there. For example, the whole makeover and meeting Reza.
I think all of the events in her life were miracles. Her suicide was a bust. Everytime she did something that you would think she would get in trouble, she didn't; (I esp. felt bad for the random guy in the street). She had so much freedom.I was so disheartened when her relationship with Reza didn't work out...
I thought that all her previously failed relationships foreshadowed this one...
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