World War Z

World War Z


Max Brooks

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Ahmed Farahnakian Character Analysis

Farahnakian used to be an army general in Iran, and explains how Iran and Pakistan ended up in a nuclear war fueled by the refugee crisis during the zombie outbreak. There was a breakdown in the diplomatic apparatus, and since there was no means for them to talk and resolve their disagreements, it turned into a war that surprised everyone, including Iran.
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Ahmed Farahnakian Character Timeline in World War Z

The timeline below shows where the character Ahmed Farahnakian appears in World War Z. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: The Great Panic
The Fragility of Privilege and Modern Life Theme Icon
Ice City, Greenland. The narrator meets Ahmed Farahnakian here. He used to be a major in the Iranian Revolution Guards. Farahnakian says that... (full context)
Humanity vs. Monstrosity Theme Icon
Farahnakian says that Iran was relatively unaffected by the outbreak since their land was mountainous and... (full context)
Fear Theme Icon
...infected refugees out, Iran decided to bomb a bridge that led from Pakistan into Iran. Farahnakian led the mission himself, and hoped  that Pakistan would not retaliate. But right after, Pakistan... (full context)