In the move House of Sand and Fog, Former General Behrani played a two faced coin in society.
According to Weber’s sociological context of class, class is determined but society and culturally observed factors that an individual presents to society. Mr. Behrani was of a high class because of his prestigious role as a former general, but in the movie it shows that class is temporary and varies from society to society.
For instance in a place like America where military positions hold no significant context compared to Iran, General Behrani is forced to accept his status change and accept work where he can find it. While holding a low status in general society however, when General Behrani meets with his daughter’s husband his status is once again elevated because of a cultured circle that accepts Behrani’s status from Iran.
Weber would not acknowledge General Behrani’s class to be high in American society, but according I believe that General Behrani’s status fluctuates depending on who he interacts with. His status changes based on how people perceive of him depending on if they’re familiar with Iranian history or if they’re American citizens.