Marjane Satrapi's The Complete Persepolis

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As told in the narrative novel, The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, Marjane is a realist who puts her heart and soul into being a social activist. She respects that she is an Iranian, but she doesn’t agree with the policies that the country must uphold in order to be successful. The cultural aspects of her country drive her insane. Marjane loves her family, but she’s afraid that they won’t accept her for who she really is. It’s a big world out there, and Marjane knew that Iran was the not the place she wanted to spend the rest of her life in. From the view point of Marjane experience, the Iranian Revolution was not a success. First Marjane didn’t believe in the custom of the vail. The custom of the vail was like a sheet over a face, and that women were not able to express their true selves. This is also the beginning of the segregation of schools.…show more content…
Anoosh was in the beginning restrained by the Shah for the act of his communist views. He was released, but when the Islamic regime gets very suspicious on Anoosh, they charged him with false accusations on being a Russian spy. This goes to show that the revolution had no mercy on anyone. Any citizen that seemed suspicious was immediately imprisoned and sent to execution. This kind of punishment would be good for the corrupted, but innocent citizens were being killed for their own beliefs, and this made many families in fear of their safety. Iran had seen this as a good thing though. They praised their martyrs. A martyr is a person who is killed for their religious beliefs. As the novel goes on and Marjane returns to Iran because of her indecent experience out of the country, she sees these sixty five feet posters that scream the promotion of becoming a martyr or that martyrs live forever, and this really disturbs Marjane. Streets and allies were now named after these martyrs and it made Marjane feel that she was walking through a cemetery. The worse part was the

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