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"But is it her fault that she was born where she was born? Dad, are you for or against social classes?'' (Page 37)
I chose this quote because it shows how things were back then and how people had no choice about how they are classified. This quote takes place when Mehri, Marji's family's maid, was in a relationship with a man from a higher class. She would tell him that she was Marji's sister. When Marji's father finds out, he tells the man that she really isn't his daughter and he doesn't want to see her anymore. I thought this quote is very important. It shows how social classes matter and that people had to live with this. The reason he didn't want to see her anymore is because she was from a lower class. If someone was born in a lower class, they would remain in a lower class. When Marji says it isn't Mehri's fault that she was born where she was born, it shows how people were however they were because of their families.
"But you have to admit I wasn't completely wrong when I said he was not on a trip. Maybe, but my father is a hero.'' (Page 52)
I thought this quote was very important because Laly cared about her father and was proud he survived, while Marji was insisting that he was lucky they didn't kill him and that he would probably die. When Laly's father was in prision, Marji told Laly that when someone is on a ''trip'' it means they are dead. It turned out that her dad was alive and in the end, Marji was jealous that Laly's father was a hero to her, but her own father wasn't a hero. She told stories saying that her father was tortured, but she didn't realize that he was lucky he got to stay home with his family and that Laly's father was a hero for fighting and surviving.