What is the summary for Part 3, Chapters 31-33 of Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books?

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During one attack, a bomb drops extremely close to Nafisi’s apartment house. Three homes were destroyed, including that of some close friends.

Finally, the war comes to a sudden end. However, the war against the domestic "enemies" continues. Many dissidents, who had been imprisoned for years awaiting trial, were quietly executed.

Classes at the university resume after two months. Everyone seems relieved that the war is over, though there is no outward jubilation. After the war, there seems to be a sense of disillusion and disenchantment with the revolution. Over time, the corruption will become evident.

Mr. Ghomi, Nafisi’s most verbose opponent, is still a strident voice in the classroom against Western decadence, but he is losing his power to inspire fear. He becomes little more than a joke.

Manna and Nima attend Nafisi’s class. Nima asks Nafisi to be her dissertation adviser, though she has vowed never to return to the University of Tehran. Reluctantly, she agrees.

On June 3, 1989, Khomeini dies. There is intense interest from all, even those who did not actually mourn his passing. Despite the government's anticipation of the low crowds of mourners, there are millions in the street at the funeral procession. The body of Khomeini is surrounded, pieces of his shroud torn off, exposing the body. In the intense heat, many died, and tens of thousands were injured in the crush. Rumors and myths still surround the fallen leader.

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