Would it be accurate to say that The Citadel and the Islamic Republic only tolerate identities of a vertical kind? 

If so, what effects follow from the systematic abuse of many of the cadets at the school, as well as the oppression

of the Iranian women by the totalitarian regime they are governed by? 

How might the horizonal identities formed by the cadets and the women in Nafisi’s reading group enable them to

 resist the vertical identities forced upon them as well as choose who they want to be?