Marjane and Reza decide to get married, but Marjane's dad wants to talk to him first.
He makes Reza agree to give Marjane the right to divorce if she ever wants it. Marjane tells us, "[Dad] had always known that I would get divorced. He wanted me to realize by myself that Reza and I were not made for each other" (36.14). That is what we in the lit biz call foreshadowing. It's also what we call pretty awesome parenting.
Marjane's parents throw a huge party and give Marjane and Reza a traditional Iranian marriage.
As soon as she's married, she feels like prison bars have trapped her in and she's no longer an independent woman.
Within a month, Marjane and Reza are sleeping in separate beds and fighting with each other on a daily basis. Well that was a short honeymoon…