When Marjane goes to Austria, she starts to experience new things that she was oblivious to when in Iran. The first time she goes to a party in Austria, she realizes that it is nothing like the parties she used to have when she was younger. There were no board games, there was no family time. This party consisted of drugs, alcohol, and SEX. She was frightened and disturbed. This definitely sparked a transformation in her life from what she was accustomed to before.