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A Pair of Scissors

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In chapter 13, Soraya tells Amir that when she returned home from her disgraceful tryst with the man in Virginia,

“my father took me up to my bedroom and sat me in front of the dresser mirror. He handed me a pair of scissors and calmly told me to cut off all my hair. He watched while I did it.”

Why did General Taheri make Soraya cut off her hair?

Select ALL that apply.

A

To give her a fresh start.

B

To help her get over the loss of her relationship.

C

To exert his power over her.

D

To humiliate her.

E

To mark her with a sign of her disgrace.