Persepolis Women Analysis

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Persepolis tells the story of a young girl named Marjane who grew up in Iran in the 1970’s. Iran at the time was a dictatorship that experienced a period with a new leader as well as a war with Iraq. Throughout Part One of Persepolis women and young girls are marginalized, excluded, and silenced in order show the oppressive dictatorship of their religious society. Some examples of this are how they are forced to dress, the jobs they are allowed to have, the way they must act, as well as what happens to them when they are arrested. These are just some of the many examples of how women in Persepolis are marginalized, excluded, and silenced particularly by a religious dictatorship. Body: The book Persepolis shows a dictatorship silencing women and young girls in connection with how they are required to dress. The first page opens with the main character of the book explaining that in 1980 the veil became obligatory for women to wear. Just as she illustrates all of the young girls in the class photo very similarly. She draws the veil significant enough to conceal any of the girls distinct features. Women and girls have no say whether or not they wear their veils. Nor do they have a say in how they wear them. When speaking to the parents about their students, a staff member told them “either they obey the law or they’re expelled (page 98). Yet men have a variety of clothing types they are allowed to wear. On page 133 of Persepolis one Guardian of The Revolution told Marjane
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