Allusions In Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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Our group analyzed allusions to the Cinema Rex fire and the keys to paradise within Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis. Researching these allusions, shed light on the relationship Satrapi creates with her audience in order for her to accomplish her purpose. Satrapi tailors the story by adding the allusions to help the audience understand Iranian culture. Satrapi’s purposes are stated clearly within the introduction of the graphic novel. One of her purposes is to stop the judgment of Iran as being fundamentalist and terrorists because she “knows that this image is far from the truth” and believes that “an entire nation should not be judged by the wrongdoings of a few extremists.” She achieves this purpose by using these and other allusions
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