From this excerpt I see Marjane as a believable character due to the fact it sounds like a real person being torn between culture, family, personal life, and issues (In this case war). It is unique that Satrapi choose to tell this story in this way; having a female play the main character first and foremost because there aren't many comics derived from a female point of view showing forms of how a female feels (attitude, reason, and trying to be male-like; trying to urinate standing up), this in itself shows shows micro-aggression towards females; giving a form of stereotype to women. Additionally Satrapi gives an insight to the reader on how a child can constantly be affected by environment, society, and their own personal experiences; Marjane puts down her Prophetic Destiny to focus on her environment (war) and that mentality follows her years later where she feels as if Shirin is a traitor for talking about lipstick and earmuffs. Then prior to her expulsion Marjane states "To educate myself, I had to understand myself, I had to understand everything. Starting with myself, me, Marjane, the woman." (Persepolis, 175) again showing how she switches her attention to now not war or environment but her own self understanding. This gives a form of realism to the character which the reader can connect to on some basis.
- This image reflects the affect society can have on one; the mixture of a woman first and foremost smoking, gun shells wrapped over head and shoulders, cigarette packet logo, and blood stains and wraps shows strength, struggle, and a form of nonchalant. There is also the elements of the rose which signifies delicate, purity, and simplicity and her eyes which signifies pain, yet a bit of deceit.
-It reminds me of Marjane because based of the excerpts, she is warped in more ways than she ever thought she could be just through her life events.