Cartoon: Heart to Heart, Iranian Style

Cartoon: Heart to Heart, Iranian Style
by Azadeh Azad

"Liberty is the right not to lie." – Albert Camus


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Esfand Aashena

Azadeh jaan interesting!

by Esfand Aashena on

I agree with you the masks are personas.  Even in my first example we have to put masks to explain or behave a certain way to get our point across whereas if we're left to our own we'd just be ourselves.

It's really hard to trust people these days and it gets harder and harder by the day but we should be able to trust some people.  I think trust is like love, hard to find but worthwhile when you find it. 

Everything is sacred

Azadeh Azad


by Azadeh Azad on

Thank you dear Red Wine, Raoul and Esfand for your comments.

Esfand jan: I like the fact that you have two differe interpretaions. I would go with the second one, as masks represents Personas, that is what we show to the world and not what we actually are. The women are having a heart-to-heart, which signifies sharing of thoughts and feelings in an honest and transparent way. Yet, as Iranians, they cannnot really do that. It is a cultural habit of ours to lie systematically and wear hundreds of masks for others and for ourselves, so much so that we sometimes don't know, or we forget, who we really are. 


Red Wine

قربان دست

Red Wine

قربان دست توانای خانم آزاده خانم جان با این طرح‌های خوب و معنوی... دستتان درد نکند که ما از شما همیشه درس تازه میگیریم.

بهارتان نیکو .




by Raoul1955 on

Drawing Azadeh.   Although it is a people's culture that determines their lifestyle and their subsequent choice of a government.   If a group of people prefers a regime that enforces their strict cultural norms, as all Arabo-islamic nations do, then they will opt for such.  :-)

Esfand Aashena

I like this, good one!

by Esfand Aashena on

It's not necessarily a bad thing and just "lying".  I take this cartoon to mean people have a lot of experience as they go through life and also learn from a lot of people and their experiences.

So this cartoon to me means that the two women here come from different backgrounds and experiences.  It could also mean they're lying! 

Everything is sacred