Persepolis : Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis Essay

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It is almost impossible to fit a person’s entire life in a book. It actually seems somewhat proper that a whole person’s life is not able to be told in a single novel because a human’s life is too complex and longevous to be explained by text itself. Nevertheless, a person can only remember so many things from their life and be able to write every single detail of every moment, emotion, and thought of his or her life down into an autobiography. People often will easily remember strong, brief, and outstanding instances of their past where these memories are very clear and vivid. However, it is thus conversely true to say that people have a harder time remembering exact, unimportant details of their everyday lives because their brains can only hold so much information and is why time sometimes feels to have sped up. In the autobiography, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, the author recounts her life story by applying different literary tools into highlighting and revealing not just the events of her life, but the emotions and thoughts accompanying the events as well. Seeing events occur affects humans much more personally than reading. To put it another way, seeing a stranger getting run over by a car will be more emotionally dramatic than reading it in the news. Therefore, Satrapi chooses to accompany her words with images to tell her narrative and elicit emotions from the reader. For example, after Satrapi had the bronchitis incident and decided to return to Iran, she looked

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