2 Read from Reading Lolita in Tehran and Persepolis 2 Pages of your textbookWhen you have finished, write down the setting and conflict of both from Reading Lolita in Tehran and Persepolis 2 on a sticky note. You will be called upon to discuss what you have written down.
3 Add vocabulary to logsAdd vocabulary for from Reading Lolita in Tehran to your vocabulary logs (pages of your textbooks)segregateallocateconvertIrrelevantColumns: Word and Definition, Reader-Friendly Explanation, Example, Picture
4 Analyzing the textComplete Analyzing the Text questions #1,3, 5-7 on a sheet of notebook paper (page 86 in textbook).
5 1. Identify details the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran uses to describe Sanaz. Why might the author have included these details?There is a description of how Sanaz walks: with her head bent down, quickly, and with determination. This shows the fear that Sanaz feels. Even if she has not done anything wrong, it is possible that she could get in trouble for something as simple as walking down the street.Her clothing is also described. We can see the process of Sanaz covering herself up.
6 3. The author of Reading Lolita in Tehran wanders aloud if Sanaz is aware of her own power. What power is the author referring to? Does the main character in Persepolis feel like she has a similar power.What is Sanaz’s power? The power to think differently, to act differently, or to rebel! Why do you think that this is a threat to the regime?
7 5. What might the red socks have symbolized, or represented, to the Committee? The red socks represent an act of rebellion. The committee wanted to stop this from happening and stomp out any sign of nonconformity.
8 6. In Persepolis 2, the narrator’s facial expression remains the same 6. In Persepolis 2, the narrator’s facial expression remains the same. How would you describe the facial expression? How does this consistency help reveal the author’s point of view?The narrator’s expression could show unhappiness, worry, and/or confusion. This shows that, as a woman, she is disturbed by what is happening, but might be confused about how to change it.
9 7. What ideas are emphasized in both the text and the graphic novel? Both authors suggest the idea that the regime forces women to be anonymous and have fewer rights. In both the story and the comic, women rebel in small ways to express themselves.
10 Performance Task: Comic Strip, Letter, or Diary Entry Create a one page comic strip that illustrates from Reading Lolita in Tehran. Your comic strip must include text from the memoir, speech and thought bubbles, and captions. Your goal is to effectively convey the author’s message through your comic.Write a one page (single spaced) letter or diary entry from Sanaz’s perspective. Your writing must show an understanding of the issues that Sanaz faces as a woman in Tehran. Use proper spelling and grammar.