Not Just a Story of a Childhood Essay

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Turpen/ 1 Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis is one of the most intriguing books for not only students of history, but for anyone who can enjoy the historical time that was taking place in Islam through the late 1970s’ and 1980s’. Through the eyes of a child, Marji shows the underlying issues dealing with war from a child’s perspective, moral uncertainty and the impacts on class differences. War from a child’s perspective in Persepolis is so unique compared to other literary works because it is giving the details from a young Iranian girl who is getting first hand accounts from not only her experiences, but also from her parents and other members of the family and the community. There is little information involving ‘’actual events’’ that …show more content…
Turpen/ 1 Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis is one of the most intriguing books for not only students of history, but for anyone who can enjoy the historical time that was taking place in Islam through the late 1970s’ and 1980s’. Through the eyes of a child, Marji shows the underlying issues dealing with war from a child’s perspective, moral uncertainty and the impacts on class differences. War from a child’s perspective in Persepolis is so unique compared to other literary works because it is giving the details from a young Iranian girl who is getting first hand accounts from not only her experiences, but also from her parents and other members of the family and the community. There is little information involving ‘’actual events’’ that had taken place, which makes it more so of a personal account of the historical time instead of other literary works that would be factual and more detailed on the actual events itself. The child, Marji, has a mind that many people may consider to be made of some sponge type material. She is constantly and consistently eager for knowledge and soaks up the information like water in a sponge. Just like a child whose mind is soaking up information, the children typically repeat information that they tend to overhear from their parents, and from the apparent falseness or inaccurate accounts of the media. During one point of the book, Uncle Anoosh basically defends Marji by claiming that ‘’ She is just a child who repeats what

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