Before class, I had read the articles and then after watching the movie, I didn't get the same messages. The articles really pointed out how important the veiled or unveiled issue was in this country and the different revolutions that led to both the forced unveiling and the forced veiling. In the movie, however, there was no mention of those revolutions or the impact they had on their everyday lives.
The scene I can pick out that most demonstrates this phenomenon is when the mother walks into the house, takes off her veil and says she can't wear it anymore because it is so hot outside. That is the only scene where I see the veil play a significant role. Outside of her home, she has to be the modest woman who follows the rules but as soon as she steps inside her own home, she can let loose and do as she pleases. The veil was always worn when the women were outside on the street or anywhere outside their house door. This was also shown in the videos on YouTube when they showed the separate men's and women's sections in the library. It doesn't have to do with veiling, but the women were not allowed to be in the same area as the men, just as the men do not have to cover themselves when they go out in public but the women do.
Marjane was a slight exception to these "public" and "private" rules because she wore nike shoes that were white instead of black and she wore a white jacket that said "punk is not ded" and she wore these things outside. She was frowned upon and scolded for those things, but she still wore them proudly, and in her home, she blasted the illegal music that she had purchased on the streets. Fortunately, her parents were understanding and they saw she needed to be free so they sent her to Venice, and once she was there, she almost seemed to need those restrictions and those rules and she became extremely nationalistic. It was a weird attitude considering she was so rebellious in her own country, yet so proud of it when others were making fun of it.
I think Marjane was one of those who needed to be free, and who needed to have their wings and not be pulled down by the government. She got her wish, but she obviously never forgot what happened in her home country.