Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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In the non-fiction book Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, the author talks about the captivity and freedom that happened in her life. The author also talks about the laws that prevented people from being free. These people would defy these laws to try and live ordinary lives despite living during the revolution and war. During Marjane’s life in Iran there were a lot of examples of captivity made by the shah. One example is when the women were forced to start wearing veils. Marjane said “then came 1980: the year it became obligatory to wear the veil at school. We didn’t really like to wear the veil, especially since we didn’t understand and why we had to.” pg.3 There was also another change to the schools policy, the males and the females were separated and put into different classes, “we found ourselves veiled and separated from our friends.” pg.4 It was hard for both the men and the women to live under these conditions, but they found ways to defy these laws.…show more content…
One of the protests was against the veil, “everywhere in the streets there were demonstrations for and against the veil.” pg.5 Teenagers probably had the toughest time out of everyone because adults were older and understood what was going on, and children were confused. The teenagers wanted to wear and listen to their favorite music, but they couldn’t do it in public because it was illegal. The parents would throw parties with music and alcohol, and that would allow the teenagers to wear their favorite clothes and listen to modern music. “we had everything. Well everything that was forbidden even alcohol, gallons of it.” pg.106 Even though the Iranian people were unable to do certain things didn’t mean they couldn’t defy the
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