The Complete Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi

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The Complete Persepolis, written by Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novel that illustrates the authors unforgettable and very rough childhood while growing up in Tehran, Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The book was basically set up with events as the chapters. For example, the chapter “The Key” describes how plastic keys were handed to the young soldiers as their way to heaven when they died. This is what they were told at least. The book starts when Marji is 10 years old, which is just before Shah comes into power. When he does, the schools then become segregated. Boys were required to go to one school, while girls went to another. The students were also required to were veils because their hair was “stimulating”. The book carries on through many events and Marji is eventually sent to Austria because her parents were worried about her safety and it was easier to get an Austrian visa at that time. Then she goes to Austria and it didn’t work out as expected, so she moves around a little and when she turned 18 she moved back in with her parents. The roll of women in these times was quite unpleasant to hear or talk about. These women were practically told what to wear, how to act, and what to do. I will describe three important women in this book that not only were role models to each other, but stood up for the rights of women. Marji, also known as Marjane, also known as the author of the book is a very interesting, levelheaded, determined
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