Novel Analysis Of Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi

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Truong Dao
Period 4
Persepolis Novel Analysis Why don’t some people like to read? That is because they don’t like looking at a wall of texts on each page. Having a book with hundred pages of text and words can cause some readers to not like reading. That is why many readers prefer reading graphic books or novels. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novel about a young girl growing up in Iran during the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. Satrapi choose to tell her story in graphic novel form instead of normal prose-based novel because she want to have the ability to control what image the audiences see on the page, and with the use simplistic style of drawing with black and white color, makes the readers feels more connected and understand more of the story.
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In a prose-based novel, the author still is able to describe a scene to the audience in some details, but not everyone will visualize the same image because everyone brains work differently. Some will visualize the image differently than other, even if the image is only slightly different by a small detail. But in Persepolis, the author has more power over what appears on the page and what the readers will visualize because it’s in a graphic novel form. For instance, when Marjane is talking to her image of God, which lends a kind of veracity to her statement: we can at least see that Marji believes she is truly talking to God. But God is drawn as a large and sizeable figure with long, flowing white hair and beard, which is very familiar to the figure of God in the Western world

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