Characters In Persepolis

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The graphic novel called “Persepolis”, which is written and designed by Marjane Satrapi, is an autobiography about her childhood up to her early adult years in the country of Iran and how she lives through the Islamic Revolution. Newsweek ranked Persepolis as the book number five on its list of its top-ten non-fiction literatures of the decade (Ansen, 2010). Originally published in French, it has been translated to many languages including English. Due to the success of the book, Satrapi created an animated movie which was released in 2007. It is a short historical summary of Iran from its first occupation by Indo-Europeans, to the creation of Persian Empire, to the 1979 Islamic revolution in the country. Marjane describes the purpose of the literature is to emphasize that Iran is not a country of terrorism and violence, and to prove the characterizations of Iran by the Western countries are wrong and inaccurate. Therefore, in this report, I will briefly summarize the literature and discuss the cities in Persepolis, their neighborhood characteristics, their physical and social contrasts, as well as, political dynamics and social relationships that shape the life of the…show more content…
She is confused because of so much freedom and liberty in the country. People dressed however they wanted to, spoke however they wanted to, and acted however they wanted to because government didn’t get involved in these activities at all. Needless to say, there was and still is a lot of freedom in Western urban lifestyle. However, going from one extremely strict and religious society into a very open and free society is hard for Marjane to process. She gets involved with the wrong group of people, makes a lot of choices that she regrets and unfortunately - becomes homeless. Within a short period of time, she wishes to return to Iran where she gets fueled with motivation to change her

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