Gender Roles In Persepolis

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Have you ever read a book or watched a movie and wondered if what is seen/read was accurate, well in this case, the book Persepolis make readers ask just that. Persepolis, the title of the book was the Greek name of the Persian city of Parsa. But in the Marjane Satrapi’s book, the story is set in Tehran, Iran. But in Tehran, Iran, Islam is the main religion which leads to some problems. In the book Persepolis, the depiction of religion, social classes, and gender roles give a negative representation of Iranian culture and/or Islam.To start off, the theme this photo is portraying is the theme of social classes. The image is showing blocks formed into a pyramid shape with men standing on the different levels of blocks. The men are dressed according to their social class rank as represented by the blocks. This image doesn’t directly relate to Islam and/or Iranian culture, but it gets the point across. For example, in Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, from pages 34 to 37, a maid to the Satrapi family fall in love with an upper class boy across the street. The upper class boy got engaged to the maid not knowing that she was a maid. Eventually word got around to Mr.…show more content…
But the reason why it would be unliked would be because in this day and age, children are taught that men and women are equal and most women get disgruntled when a man gets something a woman doesn’t simply because he’s a man.All in all, the reasons that the book, Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi gives bad representation towards the Islamic culture of Iran are because of the way the book portrays, social classes, by making it seem like certain people have more value than others, religion, by making it Islam look like an extreme and ludicrous religion, and gender roles, by depicting men as the workers and women to be married off and treated like
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