Most Important Panel “The Shabbat” through “Tyrol”

I think that the most important panel from this weekends reading is the last panel on page 153 at the end of “The Dowry.”

In this panel, Marji is looking back at her parents at the airport after they have said there goodbyes.  The caption from the panel reads, “It would have been better to just go.” I think this panel serves as a major shift in the books plot. From this panel, the reader notices the challenge that Marji’s parents faced by sending their only daughter to Austria, as well as the difficulty Marji faced in accepting her fate that she may never see her parents or Iran again. I believe that the books will now focus much more on the life Marji will live, and less so on the problems the Iranian people will face.