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IMG_9011 While reading The Qassi Lamp, many questions piqued my interest. The story addressed the perceived controversy between religion and science. Going to a school like Harvard, where only 6% of the undergraduate class categorizes itself as “very religious” and 35% of the class is agnostic, the doubt many have for religion is somewhat contagious. […]

Posted at: November 29th, 2014 - 10:13 pm - Comments Off on The Lamp

The Wedding of Zein explores the importance of education in creating an identity for oneself. For example, in the novel, the Imam’s education is the backbone for his authority and power. Knowing about the world around you and being a worldly person significantly enhances the perspective others have of you. In order to reflect this […]

Posted at: November 29th, 2014 - 10:09 pm - Comments Off on Reflective Knowledge

In society, women are often viewed as inferior. Not just in Eastern societies, but also in Western societies. It is not said, but many aspects of modern culture suggest otherwise. Names of poems, like We Sinful Women, cater to the perception most have of women. Sin. Desire. Lust. Temptress. All are words associated with women. […]

Posted at: November 12th, 2014 - 5:09 am - Comments Off on Her Eyes

Persepolis provides the story of a young girl named Marji in Iran during the 1980s. As a young girl, she is exposed to many different aspects of life that a child in a peaceful country would not normally be exposed to. Marji’s parents are activists and regularly attend political protests. To me, the most intriguing […]

Posted at: November 12th, 2014 - 4:07 am - Comments Off on Small Child in a Big World