13 March 2014

Persepolis: Life of Marjane Satrapi.

Persepolis, a sort of autobiography of a young girl growing into the Iran revolution. Marjane seems like a believable character. She had a big imaginations growing up and was born into a very religious home. growing up to wanting to be the last prophet, she was very determined and wanted change a lot of how things went about. but suddenly in 1980 everything changes. All bilingual schools where shut down, Students were veiled and being separated from their friends. In the streets there were protest against these rules. even thought these things where happening she still wanted to be a part and change. Marjane would probably sharethis story with us to allow us a view of how it was for a child to grow up in an environment where everything was changing up quickly & for her personal reasons of wanting us to see how she wanted things to change for 
the better. Apart from just being a story of a girl from an oppressive, war-torn country, Persepolis displays various Stereotyping scenes.
For example when she made spaghetti and took it in a pot to the television room, the mother superior says to her " It's true what they say about Iranians, they have no education." judging her because of race not being aware of hoe smart and educated she really was. I believe it was good for her in put this scene here to give us a taste of how harsh people where to them in a more subtle way. This book has been banded in many places for being from a women point of view about living and growing in the Iran revolution era. This matter because people may think she has no idea of how things really where and because she was really little to understand what was happening and how it has changed since she last been there. It can also be because its written as a comic instead of just words. 



1 comment:

  1. You wrote this in a unique way, Jean. You combined your summary with the response, which is actually pretty impressive considering how specific the questions were :-) But in the future, try to keep them separate, especially if your audience might not be familiar with what you're summarizing :-)

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