Persepolis The One The Only
Marjane Satrapi’s comic “Persepolis” is a story about a young girl (portraying the author) growing up during The Islamic Revolution in Iran. She faced many unfortunate events while growing up. Bilingual schools were closed down due to the Cultural Revolution. Females were forced to wear a veil, boys and girls where no longer able to go to school together. The police attacked protesters and burned down “The Rex Cinema” while people were locked inside. Nonetheless, the author remained optimistic. During this time, the author talks about how she would have long discussions with God and wanted to be a prophet to change the events that were going on. In addition, she finds out that her grandfather was a prince but then became a communist when he believed things were going down a path he didn’t want to commit to. Due to the fact that the grandfather was a communist, he always got arrested and sometimes placed in cell filled with water. After a couple of years she was sent to Austria to live with her uncle and family until they took her to a boarding school full with nuns. During that times she struggled to adjust and to make no friends.
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