Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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In Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi uses drawings to portray daily life in Iran and she makes a lot of contradictions between home life, public life, and the repressive exact regimes on the individual spirit. As it is a graphic novel, the author uses the variety of ways to give readers to look at the culture that Marjane had experienced in her life as well as history of Iran, and the culture of women in the Middle East. The graphic novel has its own literary world and leads the reader to reconsider about how a story can be told in a different way. The images in the graphic novel can present a new style of conversation for the author to communicate with the reader. This kind of technique is very similar to a movie or an artwork such as painting, which shows that each panel can be framed with attention with specific perspective, emotion, position, and setting of the characters. Thus, Marjane’s development as a feminist character can be…show more content…
Her perspectives as a child and as a feminine really demonstrated how she perceives things differently. Using the graphic novel, Satrapi portrays her drawings really well and also demonstrates clear perspectives in each scene as she presents each of the panel throughout the story. The graphic novel does show the importance of images and these images also impact the reader as well as give the reader to understand more easily about the content of the book. Persepolis constantly shows the perspective changing throughout the book, where the part that shows Marjane is growing from a child to a woman. It really helps the reader to try to understand the character and put the reader like the main characters’ situation. It also illustrates the understandings of the story very well, which lead the reader to get the same emotion as the main characters

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