The Role Of Women In Islam And Mohammed's Persepolis

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Some Islamic governments use the religion to take full control of their people and use it as a reason for their actions. Not only do some Islamic governments misuse their power, women are a minority in Islamic society. The pictographic novel Persepolis describes the change from the Shah’s regime to the Islamic fundamentalist regime and its rule as oppressive and abusive. The autobiography includes the war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s from the personal experiences of Marjane Satrapi, who is the author. In contrast, Mohamme d, the founder of Islam, opposed oppressive governments and believed that women should have a higher social status. The Islam depicted in Persepolis differs to Mohammed’s original vision of Islam by giving women a worse social status and having a government that abuses its power.
During the Islamic Regime in Persepolis, women were oppressed and given little rights to make decisions by themselves. Marji and her parents are demonstrating against Fundamentalism after the fundamentalist regime too over and war started. The top right picture shows Marji’s mother with a bold, half black half white, face holding her fist high and saying, “She should start learning to defend her rights as a woman right now! (Satrapi 76). Marji’s mother shows that women are not being treated equally as men and they feel oppressed during the fundamentalist regime. The two pictures in the middle of page 76 depict women with enraged faces chanting out maxims such as “[g]uns may

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