Marji starts to realize the many social injustices and other social events throughout the memoir; Marji questions many of the social stigmas and rules that are integrated into her society.
As the story progresses Marji encounters social class discrimination which makes her feel guilty and ashamed, as her favourite writer Ashraf Darvishian wrote many real stories of children living in complete poverty, that was when Marji had the realization why she felt ashamed to sit in her father’s Cadilac “The reason for my shame and for the revolution is the same: The difference between social classes” [pg33]
Shortly after the Iranian Republic was founded the government imposed many restrictions, such as the veil, censoring of educational content, prohibition of western music and memorabilia, women and man relationship in public.
The veil enforcement brought many protests in which Marji’s mother participated, there were many demonstrations for and against the veil. In one of these demonstrations a German journalist photographed Marji’s mother which caused her to completely change how she looked by dying her hair wearing thick sunglasses in fear of retaliation from the fundamentalists. [pg 8]