The Stoning of Soraya M
Topics: Iran, Sharia, Islam, Capital punishment, Stoning, Adultery / Pages: 7 (1535 words) / Published: Sep 21st, 2013

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The Stoning of Soraya M
Carolina Jimenez, RN
Miami Dade College
Culture in Nursing Practice
Dr. Deborah Robinson

Abstract
The Stoning of Soraya is an American film from 2008 based on the adaptation from French Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam 's 1990 book, which is based on a true story. The story is about a woman named Soraya; she is falsely accused of being unfaithful by her own husband, who has been trying to divorce her in order to marry a 14-year-old girl. Soraya is condemned to be stoned to death by her whole village. The French journalist comes to the village the day after the stoning; he hears the story told by her aunt and promises her to inform the world about what had happened there and publish a book with Soraya’s death for the world to know.

The Stoning of Soraya M
Iran has one of the richest art heritages in world history and encompasses many disciplines including architecture, painting, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and stonemasonry. In the culture of Iran, religion has been a major source of power that has ruled the way that women have been able to live their lives. There is a common theme of subordination that comes from the fact that religion has placed strict rules on the actions of women in Iran.
The Iranian political structure is composed of two sections: The Iranian Government and the Iranian Constitution and Islam. The political system of Iran is the Islamic Republic of Iran as a result of the Islamic Revolution that took place in 1979. The Iranian government is ruled by the top clergy, and there are great differences in social classes. The post-revolutionary classes in Iran have been divided up into upper class, propertied middle class, salaried middle class, working class, independent farmers, and rural wage earners. A more recent source divides Iranian classes into upper, middle class (about 32% of the population in 2000), working class (about 45%



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