Analysis Of ' Persepolis ' By Marjane Satrapi

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When overthrown in favor of an Islamic republic, the new government became increasingly religious and oppressive towards women which is demonstrated within the graphic novel of Persepolis. Not only were Muslim women constantly judged by what they wore but they were also told how to act, what to think and how to raise their families. First of all by telling a woman what to wear is limiting their few rights they owned. It seems as if it destroys the individuality of a women. However the Muslim regime thinks differently and believes, it should be mandatory for women to wear the veil in order to follow their religion. Marjane Satrapi as the narrator demonstrates how women were disempowered because they had to follow government ideals for society. Nevertheless after the revolution although women 's possibilities were opened they were also controlled by the government. Women weren 't equal compare to men due to Iran’s constitution passed on 1979. It all began on September 16th, 1941, when Reza Shah replaced his father 's throne. Creating an “Ideal Revolutionary Women” who had ensure to not tempt men by continuing the veil to stay obligatory, covering their face and hands, they segregated themselves from men in public places. Women were also trained to be a housewife and played significant mother roles. Throughout the novel Satrapi displays different women roles who influenced her helping her develop her character and to define the women she is today. Her mother most
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