Reflective Essay On Persepolis

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Paul Nguyen Senior Inquiry September 8, 2015 The Complete Persepolis In Marjane Satrapi's memoir; The Complete Persepolis, I learned that Marjane had a really difficult time growing up as a child. When she first introduced herself, the Islamic Revolution was already occurring. It was obligatory for girls to wear veils at school, boys and girls got separated from each other. Marjane lost her Uncle, Anoosh who she really adored, Iran and Iraq were at war, Marjane had to move far away without her parents. I am astonished how Marjane was able to grow up during the Islamic Revolution. This book was really inspiring to me as to how Marjane could go through so much in her childhood and be able to become such a successful person. After reading this book, I learned that life is a long road with it’s ups and downs, you never know what’s going to happen in your life. I can relate to Marjane when she moved to Vienna because after I graduate high school, I am going to have to come into the adult life not knowing how or…show more content…
In the first chapter of the book, Marjane states that “I was born with religion.” Marjane was religious when she was very young. But there was a moment in the book that really caught my attention; when Marjane’s uncle Anoosh got introduced. Marjane only knew Anoosh for a brief period of time, and in that time, Marjane was very fond of Anoosh. Before meeting Anoosh, religion was a big piece of Marjane’s life. During the early chapters in The Complete Persepolis, Marjane talked to God often about her problems; God was willing to listen to her and help her. After Anoosh had been executed, Marjane tells God, “Shut up, you! Get out of my life!!! I never want to see you again!”. Marjane questions her religion after Anoosh’s execution, and so her conversations with God has

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