12 March 2014

Persepolis (the brave)

1. Yes Marjane satrapi does seem like a believable character to me. She seems like a believable character because she acts like a normal girl. She listens to what her parents tell her to do, she goes to school, she follows the rules, she also likes to express herself and what she believes in. She also loves her family and has many dreams. One being her wanting to be a prophet when she gets older. 
2. The reason Satrapi would tell this story is because she wants to tell and express her life to other people and she also wants to show what it is like living and growing up in her shoes. She wants other people to know what it was like for her chasing her dreams and going after what she wants. Also she wants people to know the struggles she had to face. 

3. This is a stereotypical coming-of-age story because she was judges and mistreated sometimes. Just because of her race. Just because she was a girl her race didn't believe she should be as smart as boys. She put her nose in books and read all she could to prove that was wrong and she could be just as knowledgeable as men. 

4. Because the comic is told from a woman's point of view and is about a woman's experience some men won't want to read the comic because they will think the comic is for woman and is to girly to read. This also matters in a comic because most comics are written by men and based on a mans experience. So to have a comic written by a woman is a big deal and it is also based on a woman's experience. It is very impowering for women. A lot of woman and young girls can relate to her story.  

This chapter is about Marjane going to school and having to wear a veil and going through a change in her life. She went from being in a school with boys and girls and then all of a sudden it changed and all the girls had to wear veils this all happened when she turned 10. This happened because of the Islamic revolution it happened in 1979. No one really liked to wear the veil because they didn't know why they had to wear it. There was many demonstrations for and aganist the veil. The school was for it. The people were against it saying it took away from their freedom. In 1980 the cultural revolution took place and Marjane was separated from her friends and placed in a different school. Marjane was born with religion. at the age of six she already believed she was the last prophet. she wanted to become one. She believed in many different rights that other people did not believe in. She was very religious for a young girl. 


  1. i like how you pointed out the comic being told from a womens point of you. I love that you realized women can do the same as men since men usually publish comics its pretty impressive a woman would come out with her own especially since us woman arent the type to read more less publish a comic. Great job =)

  2. I Liked This Response, I Too Noticed How Marjane Took Her "Prophet Destiny" Very Serious At Such A Young Age (Talking To Her Grandmother About Her Book). Yet Did You Also Catch Where She Somewhat Gave Up Her Religious View, Putting It On The Backburners, And Focusing On War Which Lead To "God" Leaving. Do You See That As A Turning Point In Her "Religious Views" / Aspects ?

  3. Don't you think its not only a big deal that this comic was from a womans perspective, but also that it was drawn by a woman, and therefore her art does not objectify women, but focus more on the story instead.

  4. Really great comments here! And a good post, DK!