The Complete Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi

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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 chapter one, the Veil The veil was one of the biggest impacts that Iranian women had to face. In The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi wearing …show more content…

Even the youngest women are resisting to wear the veil, and is a great example of how western influence is victimizing women that are oppressed and are categorized into a suppressive group by wearing the veil. Satrapi was stuck in two mind sets which were the liberal-minded world of her parents and her religiosity. Another crucial moment of the chapter is where she says, “I really didn’t know what to think about the veil. Deep down I was very religious but as a family we were very modern and avant-garde” (6.1). Satrapi had an important role when this big change happened. She was an individual who had a strong character as a child. Her family sees being religious while not wearing a veil compatible, the government believes the opposite. Satrapi foreshadows how at the end of the story she leaves Iran but never escapes her homeland Iran.
The theme of repression is a never changing issue with Persepolis. The abuse of power happens because there is a leader trying to run the country in a certain way. Satrapi illustrates how Iranians were repressed in public spaces and by public figures. Satrapies mom was on the newspapers, because a German journalist took a photo of her (5). Her mom would hide most of the time, this was creating some sort of discomfort for her, and obviously she was scared. She even had to dye her hair so she wouldn’t be recognizable. Satrapies mom, makes this a

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