Symbolism In Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi

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Each author has their own special technique that they use in their work that makes their novel unique. Symbolism is a common technique that is used by authors all over the world. It is an artistic style, consisting of images and indirect thoughts to express a certain idea or emotion. “Authors use symbolism to add depth and meaning to a story.” (Blogger p1) When a symbolic feature is put into a story, the readers begin to think about the literal meaning and then compare it to the symbolic meaning that could be interpreted from the text. Symbolism displayed throughout the novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi portrays different views of the novel; historical, childlike views. The novel takes place in Iran during the 1980’s which marked the beginning of political and religious confusion throughout the country. Marjane Satrapi lives with a family who supports revolutionaries and attends political protests where she obtains knowledge about the world and the social and political problems that are occurring around her. Since she was introduced to these situations at such a young age, she grew up as a strong and independent woman, wanting to make the world a better place. The author, Marjane Satrapi tells the story and adds in the symbolic aspects to share her stories of her growing up during one of the largest revolutions in Iran’s history and to share her views, feelings and opinions throughout that time period. The symbolic use of color throughout the novel, the veil the women
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