Social Issues In Persepolis

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The memoir Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is about Marjane’s childhood in Iran written from her younger self’s perspective. It is taken place during the 1980’s during the time the Islamic Revolution is unfolding. Due to this, her childhood is intertwined with the collateral damage of war. Through the comic strip images, Satrapi reveals the ongoing oppression the country faces and the challenges she faces. Not only is her home place being invaded but her childhood is too. Satrapi is forced to grow up fairly quickly due to the country’s situation, at a very young age she witnesses things no child should witness. She learns quickly that she could not just sit and watch and takes the role of a social activist. She rebelled against what they are forced to believe is the right way to act and think despite the consequences she may face. As the book progresses, not only do her soundings change but so does she. Satrapi grows into a strong independent and outspoken girl who fights for what she believes in. However, she does not accomplish this all on her own the people closest such as her parents, her…show more content…
Uncle Anoosh helped Azerbaijan declare its independence, and he himself was a revolutionary who escaped Iran for the Soviet Union before he was put in prison. For this reason, Uncle Anoosh plays the role of a hero in her life, someone she could look up to. As a matter of fact, uncle Anoosh also viewed her as someone significant, as he addresses her, “Star of my life” (69) despite having kids of his own she is the one who he asks to last see before his death. He does this because she is the only one intrigued and as a child, she is able to carry on the memory of their family history. He also, kept her grounded to her family and to the revolution, when he gets executed she’s left feeling lost. In this moment, she loses a part of herself a piece she held closely and that is her faith in

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