The book, The Complete Persepolis is a book that was written by Marjane Satrapi and is a 341-page comic book that is a memoir of Satrapi’s childhood and of her growing up during the Islamic Revolution. It was a time period that was very devastating for families, because so many families were ruined with all the violence going on. Constantly, where Marjane lived, was being bombed over and over, which created an environment so devastating that all the people could only focus on one thing and that is survival. Marjane was put in a tough spot, unlike most kids her age because of instead of her family moving out of Iran for safety, it was her that had to move for her safety. Not only does it affect her but it affects her family with the idea of
Persepolis was written by Marjane Satrapi and was published in 2004. Marjane wrote this book to tell the life that she was living and the difficulties she faced. Persepolis takes place at the same time as the Islamic Revolution. The Islamic Revolution is seen to be one of the most important events to take place in Iranian history. This is significant to know while reading the book because it shows how the revolution affected the people of Iran. The girls were forced to wear veils to school; boys and girls were separated from their schools, which caused the people of Iran to begin protesting against the Shah. They wanted a democracy and to overthrow the king. The protest became more dangerous everyday; people were being killed for standing up for what they believed in. One day while Marjane’s mother was protesting, her picture was taken and published in the newspaper. She was terrified, so she dyed her hair and wore dark sunglasses. She felt as if someone recognized her then they would try to kill her for being a demonstrator. The story is told from the eyes of a young, determined Satrapi. At first she believed that the Shah was a great leader because her teacher told her that he was chosen by God. However, her father informs her that he wasn’t chosen by God. She also learns that her grandfather was a prince and a prime minister who was imprisoned for behaving as a communist. At
The first part of Persepolis adventures into the life of Marjane Satrapi during pre and post-revolutionary Iran alongside the Iran/Iraq war, as well as the political and social changes that accompanied the war. Due to the intense content of the book it was surprising that Satrapi wrote in such a blunt and direct manner. Satrapi shows her direct and to-the-point style when she draws and talks about the torture of those people taken to prison during the revolution (54). The drawing is showing how graphic and brutal the tortures were, and that alone creates an emotional response for the reader without any additional sympathetic words. Regarding what the book includes about the revolution; many aspects were enlightening, but also gloomy. Most of
Clothing helps define people. What people wear can help express their characteristics. When a government takes away people's right to express themselves by requiring them to wear fundamentalist clothing, like in the graphic novel, Persepolis, it forces people into conformity and tears away individuality as a standard in people's mind. Once civilians are forced to wear specific clothing, the government can force citizens to do anything because people will often assimilate to society’s standards, thinking that it is the right thing to do. Satrapi’s depiction of clothing in the graphic novel, Persepolis, helps portray the victimization of Iranian citizens.
Persepolis is an autobiography by Marjane Satrapi that pushes the reader to visualize Marjane’s life from childhood to growing and becoming an adult. This story takes place in Iran and it’s during the Islamic Revolution. The name Persepolis itself comes from the capital of an ancient Persian empire. The most prominent motifs for this novel is smoking, and the major reason for it is repetition, Marji spontaneously changes her lifestyle, habits, and attitude after she begins smoking, and that holds hands with another major motif which is coming of age. This writing will prove to you how Marji’s start of smoking and coming of age will bring changes to her lifestyle, attitude, and habits.
Through their struggles Marjane and Beah share similar thoughts and views. The revolutions robbed each child of their innocence, forcing them to transform from boys and girls, to men and women. Looking to find their niche in the midst of chaos, they found
The Iranian Revolution - a huge rebellion which, in turn, replaced over 2,500 years of a consistent government - devastated women, children, and families caught in the crossfire. Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, is a novel set in the late 1900s in Iran during the Iranian Revolution. The novel follows the story of the author’s childhood through the revolution and into the Iraq-Iran war and tells about how these events permanently changed the author’s life. Satrapi’s purpose for writing Persepolis is to entertain the reader through similes and metaphors, cliffhangers, and foreshadowing.
Persepolis focuses on major themes like Feminism, Freedom, Religion, War, and Culture. Although this book is about Marjane Satrapi a young girl who lived her childhood in Iran from the 1980’s which was during the Iran revolution, where at a young age she’s already opened up to a warfare environment. This book can be interpreted differently based on the reader’s location, history background with Iran, and the differences in government. In this essay we would be comparing the readers from Iran vs. America.
There are certain countries that are ran through dictatorship, they abuse the power they have to the country. In the story, The Complete Persepolis written by Marjane Satrapi, she changes the view towards Iran through occurrences and eastern fundamentalist ideas. In 1979, there was the Islamic revolution in Iran. This year was the year that was going to have many changes to the country. In chapter one of the Veil, there are characters and their freedom of expression being repressed as well as the movement of repression where the Iranians were repressed in public spaces and by public figures.
In The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, the genre choice of the graphic novel vividly portrays the life-experience that Satrapi herself gone through as a youth growing up in Iran back in the 1980s. Satrapi utilizes a unique drawing style to emphasize the influence that the Islamic Republic has brought to her. The recurring action of teachers implanting Islamic values in children throughout Marjane’s education in Iran is demonstrated through a set of related images, which implicitly reflect on the destruction of childhood that is caused by a totalitarian regime. For instance, the teachers force the girls to wear veils on page1 and tells the parents that “either [girls] obey the law, or [they are] expelled” (Satrapi, 98) later on. Also, the background of these images takes place where Iran is involved in both revolution and war; it contributes to children’ miserable situation even more.
The novel “Persepolis” shows many life changes during the Islamic Revolution told through the eyes of a young girl. “Persepolis” was based on Satrapi’s childhood experience in Iran. Throughout the span of the 1970’s to the early 1980’s, Satrapi experiences many changes in her life, not only with the government, or her education, but also with herself. Although she witnessed many violent acts right in front of her eyes, these experiences helped Marji (Satrapi) grow as a young child.
Persepolis is a film in 2007 which is based on Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel. This story is about Marjane life from young to adult. Persepolis refers to a city’s name. it is a story of Marjane growing in Iran after the Islamic Revolution. Persepolis also is written based on Marjane experience because she grew up Tehran, in a family which involved in communist and socialist movements in Iran during revolution. She writes the story mostly from her opinions and values that she observe from child. This story contains political and historical value which is very useful to everyone.
Persepolis, the prime example for Persian power. A place with of might and tragedy. Ruled by only the king of kings and the seat of government of one of the most powerful empires in history. Persepolis is a land with an interesting history and a magnificent look back then and now. Persepolis is actually the Greek name for the city and it translates to Persian City. The name the Persians gave it was Parsa. Darius the Great changed the capital of the empire from Pasargadae to Persepolis. It was mainly used in spring and summer because it was impossible to get to it in the winter due to mud. Construction began under Darius the Great, but the main parts were built by Xerxes I and Artaxerxes III. It was made mostly with limestone. The southern
Persepolis is a coming of age story for Marji living in the middle of the Iranian war and adapting to the changes to both her culture and her personal life. Inequality between genders is heavily discussed within the story, as well as the struggles between the fundamentalist ideas and customs compared to the less extreme morals of some families: it is shown through the simplistic, but effective images by Satrapi.
Persepolis is a French/Iranian movie based on the author/director’s childhood during the Iranian Revolution during the late 1970s. The movie focused on Marjane Satrapi’s experience under the transition to Islamic rule in Iran, Iraq’ invasion of Iran, and living in Europe during her teenage years. Her upbringings were based from her family who some were part of the revolution to overthrow the Shah. Because of it, she grew fond at the idea of freedom and valuing a lot of Western culture even after Muslim fundamentalist took over. She also endured a lot of hardship in Iran and abroad due to political tension and judgement from the outside world.