Persepolis War

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In the novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, the lives of Iranian citizens is interrupted by war. A young girl named Satrapi is growing up in this tough period where religion, politics, gender are all in question and being a kid isn’t as easy as it used to be. The Iranian revolutionary war began___ and had major effects on the lives of Iranians. As a result of the war, the culture of Iran was threatened. Oppression, conservatism, segregation, all new concepts being introduced to the population by the war. The youth were not left unaffected. Boys and girls were being segregated in schools, something Satrapi found strange and was opposed to. Religion played a major role in the war. Iran is a country that heavily practices the Muslim religion, Satrapi herself, dreams of being a religious prophet. Growing up around the violence and terror of the war gave Satrapi a sense of realism most children her age lack. The schools becoming segregated was just the beginning. Women and girls were soon forced to wear black veils to enforce conservatism laws.…show more content…
These people alter their beliefs and conform to the new oppressive government. The major inspiration of Marjanes ideals are her parents, who are less like the other, more compliant, citizens of Iran. This offers Marjane a different view of the revolution. So although Marjane has a more modernized family, she grew up with religion which is the reason most fundamentalists are opposed to the progression of Iran.”I didn’t really know what to think of the veil, deep down I was very religious but as a family we were very modern and avant-gard.” Marjane is a child who sees other Iranians who accept the revolution, but have parents who are critical of the fundamentalist beliefs. Being exposed to this allows her to examine various issues in the new regime. The war is opening her eyes to conflict and
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