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Challenging Authority: Persepolis Marjane's Life

- The transition from high school to college can be a difficult experience, but also life changing. It is a time of independence, along with constant questioning. This transition is a coming of age story, just like the novel Persepolis, the story of Marjane’s childhood and growth. Both are about transitioning from a safe haven to an unknown, distant place. Marjane learns to question authority, and form her own opinions through her experiences during the Iranian Revolution. By the time she steps onto that plane to leave her parents behind in country faced with political unrest, she is an independent woman....   [tags: persepolis, transitioning, challenging authority]

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Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

- In the 1970's a great power struggle began in Iran, leading to a profusion of civil unrest and mass emigration. In 1941 Iranian monarch Reza Shah, was removed from power by the United States and replaced by his son, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who Westernized the highly conservative and religious nation. He continued implementing the Westernized laws set by his father, which were known to "discouraged democratic political expression in the public sphere" and condemned Islamic fundamentalism (Khosrokhavar 3)....   [tags: Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis]

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Persepolis: Changing Western Perceptions of Muslim Women

- Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis, makes important strides toward altering how Western audiences perceive Iranian women. Satrapi endeavors to display the intersection of the lives of some Westerners with her life as an Iranian, who spent some time in the West. Satrapi, dissatisfied with representations she saw of Iranian women in France, decided to challenge them. In her words, “From the time I came to France in 1994, I was always telling stories about life in Iran to my friends. We’d see pieces about Iran on television, but they didn’t represent my experience at all....   [tags: Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis]

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The Graphic Novels: Maus, Persepolis, Fun Home, and Barefoot Gen

- The super-genre of what collectively can be called ‘comics’ represents a cultural phenomenon which has exploded in the last fifty-plus years onto the public scene. Evolving from newspaper strip comics to superhero stories in paperback periodicals, the world of comics spread further and further into public appeal. With the publication of Art Spiegelman’s Maus, however, comics opened the door onto a world of possibilities. After Maus received high acclaim, despite its academic taboo as a medium, many more historical-commentary graphic novels found their way into the public eye: Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, Keiji Nakazawa’s Barefoot Gen, and a legion of others....   [tags: Maus, Persepolis, Fun Home]

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Israeli Etgar Keret’s The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God, and Iranian Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

- Abstract Colonization most assuredly produced altered states of consciousness, in which the fundamental sense of “rightness” was understood to be subjective and culturally constructed, rather than naturally true. In conjunction with this realization came the idea that identity is not something personally owned, but rather, something inscribed upon a body or culture by an agent of power. In this case, identities were projected onto the natives by the imperialists. The colonial enterprise, particularly the European imperialist projects in the east, has forever changed concepts of identity, otherness, and power in both the Occident and the Orient....   [tags: Israeli Etgar Keret, Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis]

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Persepolis Book vs Persepolis Movie

- ... She was at an airport daydreaming and began to have a flashback of her life story in black and white, which is different from the beginning of the novel. The beginning of the novel dove straight into her life story in black and white. Which the black and white shows great significance for both the movie and novel. In the movie, her story was shown in her perspective in black and white. The black and white shows a form of sadness and gloom of her past. Even though the airport scene in the beginning of the movie doesn't necessarily meant she was happier because it was in color, but it showed she wasn't feeling the same sadness she had in Iran....   [tags: film-adaptation, ]

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The Complete Persepolis

- When writing any sort of narrative, be it novel or poem, fiction or non-fiction, scholarly or frivolous, an author must take into account the most effective manner in which to effectively convey the message to their audience. Choosing the wrong form, or method of speaking to the reader, could lead to a drastic misunderstanding of the meaning within an author’s content, or what precisely the author wants to say (Baldick 69). Even though there are quite a bit fewer words in a graphic novel than in the average novel, an author can convey just as much content and meaning through their images as they could through 60,000 words....   [tags: graphic memoir, contast, ]

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The Complexity of Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

- If a person were to hastily flip through the pages of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis, using only eyes to judge, the book could easily be put off as just another piece of literary fluff. Their inner literary critic might utter a perplexed gasp and their mind might reel with the wonder at how they happened upon something that was surely intended for the children’s comic book section. With any further examination of the book’s literary content and the power of its simplified artwork, however, such an easy to assume accusation shows through as fatally incorrect....   [tags: Muslim Women]

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Persepolis: A Script on the Iran War

- ... Up to this point, God is a large part of Marjane’s life. Then, she abandons him. She tells him to “shut up” and to get out of her life (page 70). After all of these traumatic events on top of the start of war, it’s no surprised she’s “lost”. Another example of symbolism would be the constant Western reference. Marji’s clothing, wanting posters of Kim Wilde, and singing “We’re the kids in America” in her room are all symbolism of how the West still had a strong influence in Iran. This symbolism and connection of previous events and pages happens very often in Persepolis, and this is what gives the reader something much deeper to really think about while reading the book....   [tags: totalitarianism, country, leaders, curruption]

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Persepolis 2 : The Story Of Return

- Persepolis 2: The Story of Return is anchored around how Marji is affected by the social injustice that occurred during the Islamic Revolution. Growing up as “a westerner in Iran and an Iranian in the West,” (Satrapi 274) changes and molds her into the young woman she is at the end of her journey. In this second chapter of Satrapis life she moves away from the comfort of Iran and finds a life in Vienna. Marji desires to find her purpose and identity during her brief time here and faces many battles with language barriers, people and herself....   [tags: Iranian Revolution, Iran, Marjane Satrapi]

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Analysis Of Marjane 's ' Persepolis '

- Journal 1: Persepolis During Marjane’s adolescents, I would describe her as “bright”. The reason I chose the word “bright” is because Marjane was far more intelligent at such a young age that most of her peers. Before Marjane was thirteen she read and understood Marxism, she knew a great deal about Iran’s history, and her dream job was to be a prophet who ended all sadness and pain within the world. I think that growing up in a country that was being torn apart by war and living in a family filled with politically literate revolutionaries is what caused Marjane to be so intelligent and well rounded at a young age....   [tags: Suicide, Parasuicide, A Good Thing]

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The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

- Gender Roles in Persepolis The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novel that depicts the life of Marjane Satrapri during the Iranian Revolution. Satrapi tells her story as a child growing up during the time of the many drastic changes forced upon women and the effects of the new laws made by the Shah. During this time people in Iran were banned from reading, or listening to music that was not approved by the regime. Schools were separated by gender and women were forced to wear veils to protect themselves from being molested or raped by men....   [tags: iranian revolution, women's role, class]

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Comparing The Birds, Persepolis And Nosferatu

- Different forms of literature work apply different styles to communicate its message to the intended people. In most cases, novels and films pass their messages to their audience through expressing particular themes. For a theme to be created, specific techniques are applied by the author of a book or director of a given film. To be precise, this essay discusses the themes displayed by three movies, The birds, Persepolis and Nosferatu. Each film will be considered separately and the comparisons made will be analyzed....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Alfred Hitchcock, Film score]

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Analysis Of Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi

- There are many different influences in the world today; a big one that most people in the world face is religion. Religion is an influence that people first encounter during their childhood. They grow and learn to have faith. People’s perspective on religion is affected by their culture, their family and the events they witness during childhood. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is the story of a young girl growing up in Iran, during the Islamic Revolution, and the war with Iraq. Throughout the novel religion develops along with the plot, in good and bad ways....   [tags: God, Islam, Conceptions of God, Iran]

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The Complete Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi

- People have tried to attain freedom for at least as long as there is a historical record. It is and always has been something everyone wants, throughout history and today. There are many parts to freedom, although generally it means being able to do whatever one wants, whenever one wants, within reason. In her graphic memoir, The Complete Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi explores her own personal freedom and that of her family through the enforced veil covering women’s hair in Iran, opposed to dressing however she wanted in Europe....   [tags: Iran, Marjane Satrapi, History of Iran, Veil]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Persepolis '

- Persepolis is an autobiographic novel that tells the story of young Marjane Satrapi’s attempt to find her own identity after losing herself in a time of war, violence, and an oppressive country. She loses her identity in three aspects: mentally, physically, and religiously. Mentally, she is thrown into a war at very young age, which she tries to cope with by using comedic relief. Physically, her country is attempting to hide who she is with the veil and the strict dress code. Religiously, her faith become shakable....   [tags: Islam, God, Attention, Marjane Satrapi]

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THE PERSEPOLIS POST: A XERX-SPECTIVE

- Year 12 Ancient History Research Task: Xerxes Gordon Tan THE PERSEPOLIS POST: A XERX-SPECTIVE Year 465 BC. An eventful year by drastic means, for it is this year that our glorious lord Xerxes, King of Kings, Khshayathiya Khshayathiyanam and Ruler of All, departs our humble world for Ahura Mazda’s great bosom. For those of you wondering what BC means, it represents “Birthdate of Cardonillia”. As I have a great feeling that our current Persian way of tracking date and time shall be forever lost, and as I have wishes that this article on our great King Xerxes should be preserved for all eternity, I have adopted my own system of representing the years, “BC”....   [tags: Ancient History]

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Religion's Role Throughout Persepolis

- Religion’s Role Throughout Persepolis Nowadays, there are many religions that one can choose from. Religion, to some, is a guide line, but to others it’s more like falling in love. In 1979, Iran was in the midst of the Islamic Revolution. During this time, some people held tight to religion while others let it go. Marjane Satrapi wrote Persepolis about her life at that time. At the beginning, Satrapi grasps religion tightly; however, by the end of the book, she seems to let it go. Throughout Persepolis, religion acts like a security blanket and enhances the understanding of the graphic novel’s theme, which is “stay true to yourself.” Religion can often be seen as a form of security....   [tags: M. Satrapi, book analysis]

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Persepolis, By Marjane Satrapi

- The novel Persepolis, written by Marjane Satrapi, portrays a diverse amount of symbolism throughout the novel which contributes to the protagonist developing into a young women. The main character, Marji Satrapi flourishes at an early age in her life due to the setting of the novel. Satrapi acquires knowledge about different insights of the Iranian government which constitutes her self judgement. Satrapi reckons that the individuals that make up the population of Iran should all support the idea of the government before the ministry of Iran can commence a war....   [tags: Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian Revolution]

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Persepolis, By Marjane Satrapi

- During childhood, children rely on the opinions and viewpoints around them to make decisions. Adults influence children whether they mean to or not. When surrounded by these influences, children trouble themselves with right or wrong. In the documentary Persepolis, directed by Marjane Satrapi (2007), young Marji overhears several conversations between her parents and family friends. Therefore, her beliefs depend on the emotions and words spoken between the adults. In Persepolis, women play the primary role in influencing Marji’s life....   [tags: Iran, Marjane Satrapi, Teacher, Family]

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"Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi

- Unbeknownst to some people, a graphic novel can be a very powerful vehicle for communicating a message of great seriousness and importance. In France in 2003, the Iranian-born writer and illustrator, Marjane Satrapi, published her internationally acclaimed autobiographical comic, “Persepolis.” The novel chronicles her childhood in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that were overshadowed by the displacement of the Shah’s regime, the Islamic Revolution, and war with Iraq. The French contemporary graphic novel explores, from Satrapi’s standpoint, the ways in which Iranian politics of that time disrupted everyday-life and instigated a time of tribulation and suppression for the people of I...   [tags: Graphic novel, Islamic Revolution]

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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

- In America, many have come to recognize Iran as a terrorist nation, but in reality, many Americans stereotype Iranians because they misunderstand the country and how it got to that point. In Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis, she gives her readers an inside look of Iran by writing about her childhood during the Iranian Revolution and the changes in her life during that time. The frames in Satrapi’s graphic novel draw similarities and differences between advertisements and the Iranian culture....   [tags: oppression, iran, terrorism]

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Persepolis Symbols

- Persepolis Symbols In America, the Islamic Revolution means absolutely nothing to a ten year old child, but in Iran it’s like a plague that’s draped across their entire world as they know it. Most Iranian children are unlike the children of the United States, which have no restrictions on dress or schools, even freedom. Iranian children live in a country controlled by their government that prohibits simple pleasures and freedoms because this government forbids Iranian families the ability to control their own lives....   [tags: documentary, book, Iran]

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Feminism: The Advocacy of Women´s Right

- ... ...And that if [she] didn't want that to happen, [she] should wear the veil…” (Satrapi, 73). This is a wake-up call for Marjane, and opens her eyes to the abuse women endure from men, simply for dressing less conservatively than they would like. This is a clear violation of human rights, in which a woman’s life is violently threatened because she is not covered and women are blamed for violence committed by men. During her 2013 TedxTalk, nearly 30 years later, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie brought up a similar issue, just as relevant today....   [tags: ideology, persepolis]

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The Pride of Baghdad, The Lady and The Tramp, and The Persepolis

- I am writing the analysis of three comics, which are, The Pride of Baghdad, The Lady and The Tramp, and The Persepolis. When I read The Pride of Baghdad and The Persepolis, I think that it is very fasctinating story. In my opinion, when I read The Pride of Bagdad, it reminds about the Iraq War. In addition, it also tells me on how terrible the war can be. Why comic becomes famous. Comic is sequential art or text. According to the Wikipedia, The Pride of Bahgdad is the graphic novel written by Brian Vaughan....   [tags: Comic and Cartoon Analysis]

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Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis On The World

- In 2000 an Iranian woman named Marjane Satrapi released her graphic novel Persepolis onto the world. Unlike previous graphical novels Persepolis gave readers an inside look at what growing up in Iran during the 1979 revolution was like. Most people in Western civilizations have come to perceive Iran in a negative fashion, mostly from media portrayal in our post 9/11 society. However, Satrapi being born and raised in Iran knows that the media’s version of Iran is in fact not the country she called home....   [tags: Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iranian Revolution]

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Persepolis By Marjane Satrap And Vincent Paronnaud

- Persepolis by Marjane Satrap and Vincent Paronnaud, (2007) and Wadjda by Haifaa al-Mansour (2013) scrutinize the roles of women in the Islāmic Society. Both films examine the apparent ongoing female repression under the Patriarchal society. The aforementioned films derive from diverse ethnic influences; however, they both struggle upon the same conflict. In the Arab and Iranian societies, females endure under the classification of an oppressed gender, thus females’ struggle to acquire equal women’s rights and maintain unbiased gender roles....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Gender role, Woman]

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Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

- Persepolis, a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, is not a run-of-the-mill comic book. It is written with purpose. Satrapi wrote and illustrated this book to show Americans that their perspective of her home country, Iran, is askew. She believes Americans are too focused on the “fundamentalism, fanaticism, and terrorism” (Satrapi ii), of the nation and that they forget to notice the normality and humanness of it. Since these two perspectives have vast differences, Satrapi wants to change their minds....   [tags: graphic novels, literary analysis]

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Analysis Of Marjane Satrapi 's ' Persepolis '

- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is about revolution. As Marjane, or Marji, grows up, she experiments with different ways of being rebellious, from being a child Marxist, to a punk, to being a proud Iranian in the west, to homelessness, to aerobics, and finally to her career as an artist. Marji’s thoughts on what is revolutionary change with the people she meets, being disappointed by person after person that she had once idolized in her mind. She is, in every way, an idealist. Marji chases after rebellion throughout her entire life, often unsuccessful, but with a sense of never-dimming passion about her country, her ideals, and her emotions....   [tags: Iran, Marjane Satrapi, Iranian Revolution]

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Marjane Satrapi 's The Complete Persepolis

- In the graphic novel, The Complete Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi depicts the rise of the Islamic Fundamentalists in order to demonstrate how a totalitarian state oppresses its populace. Although there were many deviations in the lifestyles of many after the 1979 Iranian Revolution, there was a great influence on the women, military, education and in various adolescences. Considered as the assailant of Islamic practices, the Shah of Iran desired for a more Western lifestyle for the Iranian people. The veil, a conspicuous religious symbol, was not considered mandatory by the Shah....   [tags: Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Islam, Tehran]

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Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

- Western culture has often misperceived the east and the way that their society functions. In Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Satrapi uses graphic novels as a way to demonstrate to the western culture how the east has been misrepresented. The use of media helps to depict to the west how their views of the east may have been unfairly formed in the past. The media has only revealed limited knowledge that only shows partial perspectives because it is difficult to get perspectives of the minorities although they are the ones who hold the most truth....   [tags: history, western culture]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Persepolis ' And ' Julius Caesar '

- Mobile Desires Desires are strong feelings of wanting or wishing for something to happen. When a person desires something or someone, their sense of yearning is excited by the satisfaction or the thought of the item or person. If Freud is correct when he argues that, “desire is essentially mobile” then we should be able to see how the desires of both characters Marji in Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, and Brutus in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare change as a result of those around them (Bennett 207)....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Persepolis ' By Marjane Strapi

- Throughout history there is always conflicts and war. In today’s society it is more accessible to notice and see unjust acts from government and war, which can be seen as history and history in the making. An example of such an act would be the “A Death in Tehran” where a 26-year-old woman named Neda is killed for her beliefs for justice. Even in the book “Persepolis” by Marjane Strapi it depicts her history coming to life specifically through her struggles with war and revolution. It is important to inform others of history to help get a better understanding of others and create the responsibility everyone has....   [tags: Family, World War II, Grandparent, Life]

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Analysis Of Persepolis And Death And The Maiden Address

- Just about every individual has two sides, the one they show to the world and the one that they keep to themselves, their immediate family, and their closest friends. While the extent of the difference may vary from one person to another, there is that change or that bit of contrast in almost everyone. The most common difference is someone who is more reserved and more properly behaved in public while more open and more comfortable going against the grain within the privacy of their own home or with familia company....   [tags: Gender, Sexism, Marjane Satrapi, Rape]

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Analysis Of Marjane Satrapi 's ' Persepolis '

- Conforming Catastrophe Gender roles have come a long way in the past 50 years from women getting the right to vote to women even being able to become the CEO of a company. However, in Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis” these achievements would have been seen as almost impossible in the setting and time frame of the graphic novel. In “Persepolis” the roles of women are fashioned and established under a strict regime that restricts the freedom of women. Before the Islamic Revolution, Marji went to a co educational, as well as bilingual, school....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Veil, Transgender]

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Comparing and Contrasting Persepolis and Funny Boy

- ... During the conclusion of the chapter Arjie’s perception of love and beauty is revolutionized through the “love life” of his Aunt. Arjie goes on to say “…I felt no pleasure, for I knew that, although everything would happen in the way I had dreamed there would be something missing. … I thought of the love-comics and how fervently believed in them, believed that if two people loved each other everything was possible. Now, I knew this was not so.”(pp.99-100, Shyam Selvadurai) This clearly indicates a change in perception in the young boys mind and this would be one of the first steps in the transcendence of Arjie’s character....   [tags: Marjani Satrapi, Shyam Selvadurai, novel analysis]

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Analysis Of Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis

- Love is one of the strongest emotions humans experience. It can be dangerous and also very satisfying. The things people do for love are unimaginable. In Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis, Marjane writes about the hardships and pain her family and friends endured because of their love for their country. "Never before had modern revolution of such depth taken place since the disintegration of the Islamic Empires of Ottoman, Persia and Mughal-India” (Amineh, Eisenstadt 30). The time of the Shaw was just ending and the new regime was taking place....   [tags: Love, Family, Mother, Father]

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Analysis Of Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis

- Throughout Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi shows the honoring of martyrs; someone who dies at the hands of another for their religion. In ancient religious wars such as the Crusades, dying a martyr was the best thing a boy could do. In reality, they die as pawns of the government. In the “Key to Paradise” passage of Satrapi’s Persepolis, the author symbolizes heaven with a key to show how the government victimizes those of lower economic status. The fundamentalists offer Mrs. Nasrine’s son a key to paradise to tempt him into willingly dying at war....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Social status]

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Idenitity in Marjarie Satcapi´s Persepolis

- During our class discussions, the issue of identity in Marjane Satrapi’s novel, Persepolis (2004), became a contentious issue. The question was asked whether Persepolis might be understood to being in-dialogue with western ways of seeing and did the effects of modernization influence the identity of Marjane’s protagonist in Persepolis. How does the novel involve the issue of identity. I will extend the argument and, through the exploration of Marji’s changing ideologies, I will attempt to prove that Marji is caught between the traditional eastern culture and western modernization....   [tags: culture, western, modernization, tradition]

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Persepolis : The Story Of A Childhood By Marjane Satrapi

- In light of the analysis of the graphic novel of Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, it is clear that the events portrayed in the novel represent the tribulations and tragedies that various Iranian citizens experienced during the downfall of Reza Shah, the Islamic Revolution, and the Iran-Iraq War. In terms of plot, the story is told through the memoirs of middle class Tehran female citizen, Marjane Satrapi aka “Marji”, as she recounts her perceptions and views of the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the success of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of the war with Iraq in relation to her transitioning beliefs on matters and how they affected loved one...   [tags: Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iranian Revolution]

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The Role of Women in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

- Throughout Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi displays the vital role that the women around her have in developing her character and becoming the woman she is today. Women such as her mother, her grandmother, her school teachers, the maid, the neighbors, and even the guardians of the revolution influenced Marjane and caused her to develop into an independent, educated, and ambitious woman. Throughout the novel, Marjane never completely conforms or lets go of her roots, this is primarily due to the women who have influenced her....   [tags: Muslim Women, Influence]

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Analysis Of Marjane Satrapi 's ' Persepolis '

- Until I read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, I never thought that reading a graphic novel will make a difference in the ways I can approach socio-political issues. I thought I was reading a personal story about a girl growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. However, I realized that I was participating in the cultural, private and social narrative which triggered active multi-sensory responses. I connected emotionally with the author’s story, learnt about the Iranian and Austrian cultures and politics - which caused self-reflexivity and furthering my own understanding of those topics....   [tags: Scientific method, Qualitative research]

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Persepolis A Graphic Novel By Marjane Satrapi

- Persepolis is a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. It is about her childhood growing up in Iran during the Islamic revolution. It also focused in on her older years in Iran, after the Islamic revolution. During the comic, Marji was raised as a communist. Throughout the comic you can see Marjane Satapi’s two identities collide, which causes problems for herself as well as her family. From the start Marji went from being a young child in Iran to becoming an into the rebellious teenager, that wasn’t afraid to go against traditions in her hometown of Iran....   [tags: Iranian Revolution, Iran, Culture]

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Marjane Satrapi 's The Complete Persepolis

- Marjane Satrapi, the author of “The Complete Persepolis” tells her story of living through the revolution of Iran in comic book form, through the use of pictures and explicit words she conveys the many different emotions being felt from the characters. The importance on the sequence of panels I chose was the fact that each panel portrayed a lot of emotion, made the reader feel all the emotions and represented gender inequality very perfectly. Throughout the panels, Satrapi uses strong words to stress the importance on what is being said and the pictures to show just how the character is reacting to what is being said....   [tags: Marriage, Gender, Woman, Rape]

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The Veil in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

- Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis introduces the Islamic veil as an attempt by the Iranian government to control women. Islamic radicals promised safety and security for those who abided by their rules. Rebels who refused to wear the headscarf were threatened with beating, rape or death. These modern women who fought against religious oppression met the minimal requirements of the government rules to safely live in the hostile environment. Through being forced to wear the veil, the control of the Islamic government drives its people to a rebellion....   [tags: representation of the veiled woman]

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Analysis Of Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis

- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi shows the reader about the events that took place in the country of Iran in 1980. The protagonist of the story tells us the story of the veil that was mandatory for the women to wear after the Islamic revolution in 1979. She shows us how the people living in Iran reacted to this law through various different perspectives and retorts. The story outlines Marjane’s story from when she was a small child to when she was a young adult. Marjane opposes the notion of command and the various encounters of the Iranian revolution....   [tags: Iranian Revolution, Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi]

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Analysis Of Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis

- In society today, it is often evident that not all aspects of life have adapted to gender equality. Although people continuously try to promote and advocate towards gender equality, certain groups in society still operate with men and women placed on different pedestals. In the graphic novel Persepolis, the author Marjane Satrapi respectively suggests that men and women contrast each other in times of imminent danger and violence. Through Marjane and her friends being sheltered from the Iranian revolution and the men being constantly encouraged to fight in the war, we can see the contrast between the men and womens emotional and mental response to the violence beginning to form. Marjane S...   [tags: Iranian Revolution, Iran, Revolution]

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Marjane Satrapi 's The Complete Persepolis

- In The Complete Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, family and friends play an important role in Satrapi’s life. Satrapi uses family to keep her grounded and support her. When she leaves for Vienna, she begins to get depressed without that family support, so she replaces that family with friends. Her family protected her and guided her, while her friends allowed her freedom to be her own person. Satrapi’s family built her identity, while her friends helped to shape it. These relationships and experiences both negatively and positively impacted her....   [tags: Family, Suicide, Anxiety, Grandparent]

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Persepolis a Book by Marjane Satrapi´s Life

- Persepolis is an autobiographical comic book of Marjane Satrapi’s life as a child growing up in the time of the Islamic Revolution. The Revolution of 1979 was meant to empower the oppressed masses of Iran and cleanse the country of the influence of Westernization (Tiefenbrun 2010: 272). Instead, the revolution resulted in a “xenophobic revolt against modernism (including the modern idea of women’s rights), against the ‘West’, against all foreigners and against jews” (Tiefenbrun 2010: 272). This battle between the pre-revolutionary modern Iran and the post-revolutionary fundamentalist Iran is a very important theme in Persepolis (more on this theme later in the essay) (Satrapi 2013: ONLINE)....   [tags: islamic revolution, 1979]

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Alexander the Great Arriving in Persepolis

- Alexander the Great Arriving in Persepolis I am Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia ruler of Greece. I have been king of Macedonia since my father's assassination five years ago. Since his death I have conquered much of the world. I am ruthless, and should anyone attempt to defeat me in battle, they are sure to die. The year I became ruler of Macedonia I set out to the city of Thessaly to restore Macedonia rule. After Thessaly submitted to me I conquered many states, and many other states freely submitted without battles....   [tags: Ancient Greece Greek History]

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Persepolis Is A Coming Of Age Story Written By Marjane Satrapi

- Persepolis is a coming of age story written by Marjane Satrapi in 20001. Depicting a young girl growing up during the religious revolts in Iran. Throughout the story the main character loses her innocence. The author uses the appeals of genre, ethos, pathos, and logos, historical context, and illustration to depict the loss of innocence in the main character. The introduction to Persepolis gives a great deal of background information to the unrest in Iran leading up to the Islamic revolution. Iran had been in a state of unrest for “2500 years” (page11)....   [tags: Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iranian Revolution]

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Independent Reading Project: Persepolis 2 By Marjane Satarapi

- Have you ever wondered how living abroad for four years without parents or family would be. The experience may sound pleasant and fabulous for a minute or two, but such life would depend on one factor, independence. A life without ones parents is terrifying, but what would happen if your parents were suffering with an environment of war around them when you are abroad hoping to finish your academics with all the pressure surrounding you. This is the same situation Marjane Satrapi faced in her memoir “Persepolis 2” when she lived abroad....   [tags: parents, depression, academics]

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Persepolis and Hotel Rwanda: Human Rights Films

- The last three decades of the twentieth century were a time of revolution, genocide, and violence. Many governments around the world were taking full control over the lives of their citizens. African and Middle Eastern countries were often controlled under European rule through indirect rule. The way that indirect rule worked was that European nations appointed an indigenous group to enforce European laws creating chaos and turmoil within the satellite countries. The turmoil turned brother against brother and father against son....   [tags: Human Rights Essays]

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Feminism And Peace Of The Twentieth Century World And `` Persepolis ``

- Through the years, the roles within gender have been imposed by us in all kind of societies. In a lot of culture woman are seen very poorly. Woman and man in different cultures are always fighting for equality, for the rights, for freedom, and for peace. Chapter ten “Feminism And Peace” of Discovering the twentieth-century world and "Persepolis," we can see three women from different cultures outside Europe and America fighting against war, military, and nuclear weapons. In both cases, “Feminism And Peace” and “Persepolis” the message is that woman are in favor of piece, no because they are woman but because they are humans....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Iran, Gender]

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Community Created in Night and Persepolis through Marginalization and Ethos

- ... Marginalization is also represented when two ghettos were created for them, they were forbidden to own gold, jewelry, or any valuables and “[they] no longer had the right to frequent restaurants or cafes, to travel by train, to attend synagogue or to be on the streets after six o’clock,” (Wiesel 11). Although the Germans gave the Jews rules that marginalized them from other nationalities, they created a community where “People gathered in private homes and almost every rabbi’s home became a house of prayer,” (Wiesel 10)....   [tags: Marjane Satrapi, The Story of a Childhood]

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Role of Iranian Woman in Book, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

- For as long as I can remember, women have always played a huge role in society. No matter if was race, ethnicity, or even their culture, women have always been important with the roles that they carry. In the book, Persepolis, you learn about what the Iranian women had to go through, especially Marjane Satrapis. We see Satrapi’s struggles through her childhood and the stories she tells. As you dig deeper in to the book, readers realize what an everyday life in Iran is like. Such as, growing up in war and the struggles it is being a young women....   [tags: religion, veil, body]

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The Effect of War in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

- War has always been something to be dreaded by people since nothing good comes from it. War affects people of all ages, cultures, races and religion. It brings change, destruction and death and these affect people to great extents. “Every day as a result of war and conflict thousands of civilians are killed, and more than half of these victims are children” (Graca & Salgado, 81). War is hard on each and every affected person, but the most affected are the children. Persepolis is a book that centers on the author’s family during the Iran-Iraq war that lasted for eight years....   [tags: war, change, destruction]

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Persepolis

- Persepolis Amazing, intriguing, and unimaginable are just a few words to describe how I felt about Persepolis while I read this true life story of Marjane Satrapi. This book has helped me to see all the life struggles, good times, and adversities that Marji faced between the ages of nine to thirteen. The Islamic Revolution had such a daunting effect in the Middle East, especially in the county of Iran where Marji and her family resided. In the year of 1979 all that Marjane knew what it was like to not have to be forced into wearing a veil....   [tags: Marjane Satrapi]

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The Role Of Women Of Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis

- The Role of Women in Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis Throughout Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi displays the vital role that the women around her have in developing her character and becoming the woman she is today. Women such as her mother, her grandmother, her school teachers, the maid, the neighbors, and even the guardians of the revolution influenced Marjane and caused her to develop into an independent, educated, and ambitious woman. Throughout the novel, Marjane never completely conforms or lets go of her roots, this is strongly due to the women who have influenced her....   [tags: Woman, Marjane Satrapi, Gender role, Novel]

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Marjane Satrapi’s Challenging of Stereotypes in Persepolis

- ... She shows this spirit of defiance when she states, “we had everything…that was forbidden. Even Alcohol, gallons of it” (Satrapi 106). Satrapi again shows the disregard her family held for the extremist laws; they held parties and drank alcohol, both illegal actions. Yet again in using her family as an example Satrapi aims to extend the dissent shown by her family to a larger populous, the majority of Iran. Many people would agree that the extension of a small sample size to a larger population is something done often in scientific experimentation and studies, and is therefore a relevant method of argument....   [tags: novel analysis]

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The Fight for Equal Education: The Book Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

- ... She experienced firsthand the benefits of education, as well as her inability to further her education in the same way as men. Marjane Satrapi sacrificed many things for education, and her parents made sure she had access to it, no matter what the cost. As a girl in Iran Satrapi faced many disadvantages even beyond a lack of education which was prevalent because of the many restrictions on their clothing, the hijab they were forced to wear, and that they were unable to wear makeup (Satrapi 3-341)....   [tags: knowledge, childhood, human rights]

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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi is an autobiographical account of a girl’s youth during the Iranian Revolution in 1969. As a graphic novel, Satrapi accompanies her text with images, drawn in a simplistic fashion in the comic book format. This is very effective in displaying her perception of Iran during the time of the revolution. The black-on-white drawings depict scenes of intense violence, emotion, and imagination. “Satrapi’s super-naïve style is powerful; it persuasively communicates confusion and horror through the eyes of a precocious preteen” (Press, www.villiagevoice.com/ books/0319.press.43844.10.html, 2) The seemingly child-like imagery that Satrapi us...   [tags: Iran Revolution, graphic novel, comic book]

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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

- Growing Up Satrapi It is hard to tell the story of a “typical” youth and it is hard to write a story that relates to experiences in everyone’s lives, but this is exactly what Marjane Satrapi accomplished in her memoir. Persepolis is the story of a child’s growth from preteen to adult. The specific challenges that Satrapi faces are unique to her situation, but we can ask whether they accurately portray the psychological development that children go through. Do her reactions to situations resemble the reactions that most children have to similar problems....   [tags: Memoir]

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Not Just a Story of a Childhood

- ... It is almost like she only saw the world as in black and white. It was either one way or the opposite. When Marji’s mother learns about the torture that her friends had went through, she had claimed that all of torturers should be massacred. Prior to coming to that idea, she had told Marji about forgiving. When Marji had asked her mom why not forgive the torturers too, she gives a response that she does not quite understand by saying that ‘’Bad people are dangerous but forgiving them is dangerous too.’’ This all leads to a degree of moral uncertainty because it made Turpen/3 Marji, question on what it is that they are actually supposed to be for or what they are supposed to b...   [tags: Marjane's Satrapi's Persepolis]

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Visualizing Iran Through Satrapi's Persepolis

- Visualizing Iran It is debatable that most people of western societies especially here in the U.S share a common perspective about the country of Iran having a reputation for terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism. In the media today, Iran is accused of having nuclear weapons and various politicians have made references to its contribution to the constant violence in Iraq. The information that we absorb everyday from news reports adds to our biases and enhances our negative opinions of Iran as a country....   [tags: International Politics]

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The Old vs. New: A Rhetorical Analysis of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

- ... When we get home, get out first. I will try to stall them. Flush all the alcohol down the toilet” (Persepolis 109). This shows us that the people in Iran know that the new government frowns upon what they are doing but they do not change their ways because it is what they have grown up with; it is normal for them. The veil is something that the new government has forced on the people. The idea of tension between old and new is critical when it comes to the veil. The best example of this is when Satrapi says “We didn’t like to wear the veil, especially when we didn’t understand why we had to” (Persepolis 3)....   [tags: grandmother, iran, veil]

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Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis And Ishmael Beah 's A Long Way Gone

- In Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and in Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone, both authors commentate on the romanticism of violence that is often associated with war. Because of this, the authors are able to dispel misconceptions surrounding war. Furthermore, the memoirs allow the authors reflect upon their own experiences of war during their childhoods, as well as examine how cultural shifts perpetuated by both war and the increased influence of western culture that took place within their cultures shaped who they became....   [tags: Culture, Western culture, Marjane Satrapi, War]

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Women and Rebellion in Graphic Novels

- Though graphic novels are not recognized as literature by many literary critics, they have the distinction of communicating with pictures in a way that may not be possible with words alone. Themes that would be lost if they were merely sentences on a page are highlighted when set to a graphic novel’s illustration, and graphic novels can connect deeply with the reader through images of war and suffering, such as in the graphic novels Persepolis and Fables. Marjane Satrapi’s autobiography Persepolis takes place in Tehran, Iran during and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, during which the people of Iran overthrew Mohammad Reza Pah-lavi, known simply as “the Shah.” The Islamic Regime was founde...   [tags: Snow White, Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis]

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Analysis of Girl's Night Out, Persepolis, and Sita Sings the Blues

- The purpose of this essay is to analyze the following animated films: “Girl’s Night Out” by Joanna Quinn (1987), “Persepolis” by Satrapi and Paronnaud (2007), and “Sita Sings the Blues” by Nina Paley (2008). The main goal is to analyze the aesthetic, and the technique of the aforementioned animated films and also, to relate them to the second and third waves of feminist movement. In Quinn’s “Girl’s Night Out” we are introduced to the main character Beryl, a large lady working on an assembly line installing cherries on top of cupcakes....   [tags: animated films]

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The Veil: Marjane's Journey to Individuality

- A veil is an article of clothing that is intended to cover some part of the head, face, or physical feature that may hold some significance. It is especially associated with women and sacred objects. Not only does it conceal a person’s physical appearance, but it contributes to stifling one’s individuality. In Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis, Marjane, the main character, lives in Iran and is required, by fear of punishment, to wear a veil that only leaves her face uncovered. The veil becomes an important symbol and throughout the novel, the reader can see the lasting impact the veil has on Satrapi....   [tags: women, Persepolis, Iran, punishment, fear]

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The Hero in Homer’s The Odyssey, and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

- "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." -- Christopher Reeve Throughout a life time, people hear many different definitions of heroism and examples of heroes. In childhood, heroes are either fictional men with supernatural abilities and talents or protectors of reality, such as firefighters and policemen; in adolescence, heroes can be actors, athletes, artists, and teachers; in adulthood, heroes may be activists or reporters, politicians or businessmen....   [tags: The Definition Of A Hero]

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Comparing Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis And Dorothy Allison 's Two Things I Know For Sure

- Finding Your Voice: A Comparison of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Dorothy Allison’s Two Or Three Things I Know for Sure Similar yet different, Persepolis and Two Or Three Things I Know for Sure are two creatively written, autobiographical books. Although the subject matter may seem so dissimilar, both authors portrayed it using the same point of view. Integrated into both books was the use of pictures, Allison used family photographs and Satrapi used a comic strip format. Although they used different types of images, the combination of words and pictures gives readers a visual of exactly what these authors were experiencing at the time....   [tags: Iranian Revolution, Iran, Marjane Satrapi]

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Purity and Social Distinction in Persepolis and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

- The two novels - Persepolis, and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, both raise issues of social distinction, and separation, along with Identity and Purity issues in social classes. Social distinction in both novels involved birth status and the balancing of understanding the place of inferiority in their related cultures. In the novel, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, social class plays a role in the significance of your stature in society. Linda Brent, the protagonist of the novel, deals with separation from her parents, her siblings, and later her children- due to being born a slave....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Persepoli by Marjane Satrapi

-   Introduction In the book Persepolis, the narrator, author and main character, Marjane (Marji) Satrapi talks about her life growing up in Iran after the Islamic Revolution and during the Iranian-Iraqi war. The novel is separated into two books, Persepolis 1 and Persepolis 2. Both books are split into sections based on occurrences that happened in Satrapi’s life. Each section title represents something deeper than what the comic is literally saying. The titles of each sections are metaphors for what the section is about....   [tags: the veil, iran, islamic revolution]

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Points Of View About The Iranian Revolution

- Points of view about the Iranian Revolution differ. From Marjane Satrapi’s perspective, the Iranian Revolution (and resulting regime) was sexist and anti-feminist. The reader meets and comes to know an articulate Iranian female voice standing against the fundamental ideas of the regime. Accordingly, Persepolis is not only a humanist work, nor simply is it a recorded history of revolutionary Iran. Instead it is an original feminist text equally because thinking women capable of individual action are at its center, and because by reporting her story Satrapi explores femininity in a fiercely male dominated society....   [tags: Iranian Revolution, Iran, Gender, Woman]

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The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Although The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi represent two vastly different cultures and time periods, both explore the social context of those respective time periods. The two authors’ contrasting approaches to uncovering the social dispositions of the two different time periods within which their work takes place reveals two separate themes; in Persepolis, Satrapi highlights and questions the belonging of social class divisions in Iranian society, while in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald denounces the materialism immorality of upper-class society during the roaring twenties....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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Role Of The Writer 's Voice Carries

- With all literature, the role of the writer’s voice carries throughout to induce an emotion, so that as the reader a connection can be made. With some writers, it is easier to transmit these emotions through visual cues that give the reader another sense of depth. With the writer of Persepolis taking advantage of this assistance of images Marjane Satrapi can add another level to the meaning she is trying to get across. With this addition to the imagery of this graphic novel “name” can infuse more emotions....   [tags: Literature, Novel, Graphic novel, Marjane Satrapi]

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The Great Gatsby, By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Although F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis represent two vastly different cultures and time periods, both explore the social context of those respective time periods. The two authors’ contrasting approaches to uncovering the social attitudes reveal two separate themes; in Persepolis, Satrapi examines social class divisions in Iranian society, while in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald exposes the truths of upper-class society during the Roaring Twenties. Both works highlight the deep divide in wealth between social classes, revealing the failures of social institutions....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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Do Works of Literary Merit Both Reflect the Spirit of the Time and Challenge It?

- One way that we gain knowledge about the past is through historical documents. However, literary works can also tell us a lot about the past and help expand our perspectives on a topic. Using stylistic features, authors manage to reflect and challenge the spirit of our time. Two writers that have managed to do that are Chinua Achebe in his novel Things Fall Apart and Marjane Satrapi in Persepolis. Achebe manages to express and show the reader what times were like during African colonization and disputes the previous assumptions that Africans were wild animals....   [tags: religion, power, colonization, revolution]

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Use of Graphic Novels in Teaching Coming of Age

- Teaching a unit based around the theme of coming of age is important in an adolescent classroom. It has been taught in high school language arts time and time again. Coming of age works makes up a large part of the literary canon including works like The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, Catcher in the Rye, A Separate Peace, etc. Additionally, this theme is important because the teenage students in the classroom are essentially going through their own coming of age. They are currently making the difficult transition out of childhood into adulthood....   [tags: coming of age theme]

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