The readers can see the transition of cultural background by noticing details within the image, for example, character’s clothing and how they dress themselves up. The transition of clothing and fashion represent cultural backgrounds that create struggles for Marjane and her search in self identity. The necessity of Iranian girls wearing veils indicates the regime taking over Iranian society further effect Marjane’s belief towards her identity. The first part of the book presents the background history of this graphic novel by saying, “In 1979 a revolution took over place. It was later called The Islamic Revolution” (Satrapi 3).
The role of politics in Marjane Satrapi 's life is a critical one, as seen in her graphic novel Persepolis, which narrates her experiences as a young girl raised by revolutionaries during turbulent times in Iran. Particularly, Satrapi uses juxtaposition between her parents and children to highlight the hypocrisy and myopia of the upper class revolutionaries when it comes to the interpretation and implementation of their political ideology. Satrapi builds the foundation of her criticism through the superficial comprehension her child self exhibits regarding her parents '—and, by extension, upper class communists '—ideals, then warns about the dangers that such lack of understanding presents through child soldiers who are fed ideologies and then sent to war. However, while pointing out the shortcomings of the movement, Satrapi 's use of children as the vessels for comparison entails that there is room for the communist community to develop, like Marji does as she matures from child to teen, and encourage equality through the removal of social barriers created through binaristic thinking to truly promote communist ideals. The first point of juxtaposition is Marji herself, particularly her initial myopic thinking as a child.
What would you do if you suddenly find out that your country is about to revolve? If you have no idea, you better read Marji’s story. Marjane Satrapi wrote an autobiographic novel named Persepolis, which displays her very tough childhood. The revolution in her country, Iran, made her understand that not everything in life is happy and easy. This made her personality change quite often.
The purpose of the symbols is to enhance the element of horror and mystery and also to contribute to the theme of the movie. Kubrick has effectively used mirrors- Whenever Jack sees a ghost, a mirror is always present, e.g., when he meets Lloyd there is a mirror behind the bartender, when he speaks with Grady there is a long mirror beside them, etc. The maze is also a symbol. It is designed in such a way to capture whoever ventured there. The word “redrum” when spelled in reverse turns into “murder”.
Do you believe in innocence? In Persepolis Marjane Satrap, gives readers a view of how was her childhood , and what main factors were affecting her innocence and her personality , that’s why she decided to show her life, by doing a autobiography . This book shows in what extend social groups, in this case children, are being marginalized in the text. Marji is the one that is going to interpret this by her own experiences. In this text, the author exposes the principal character (Marji) as a girl that is affected by the 1980’s revolution that happened in Iran, and how this situation affected her identity search.
You're about to encounter what happened in a basement of a home in Italy. “The Cast of the Amontillado”, by Edgar Allan Poe, is the best short story because the theme is very unsettling for the reader, foreshadowing adds depth, and the symbol for revenge give a unique perspective. First, the theme of the story is a very unsettling for the reader because of the way Poe says things in his voice. “ It’s walls had been lined with human remains piled to a vault overhead in the fashion in the great catacombs of paris.” The walls had been lined with human remains meaning there were bones all over and human parts giving it an unsettling point of view. It also states that they are in a catacomb that is wet, dark, and moldy which is not a very good place to be.
She brings out all memories, all horrors of his past. “Despite the characters’ efforts to diffuse the power of the past, the ghost baby, like the traumatic nightmare, intrudes on the present, forcing Sethe and Paul D to remember what they have tried unsuccessfully to forget" She, Beloved, starts using Paul D. She strips him away of his manhood and forces herself upon him. It causes Paul D to question himself and he again starts working continuously to bring down the past that has always threatened to ridicule him. Paul D’s suffering is, in great part, because of Sethe’s actions against Beloved. Sethe and Paul D are such characters who struggle to find who they truly are after opening up their pasts.
From the audiences’ perspective, intruders in Pinter’s plays are mostly seen as villains because they cause many troubles for other characters and sometimes they even bring death to them. So that is one of the reasons why we always see them as the villains, but from Wong-Rosengarten’s researcher, the writer claims that ‘Intruders as Liberators in The Birthday Party’ is what we need to take a closely look to the intruders again; this paves a new way to look at Pinter’s play and we might agree with that. Wong-Rosengarten presents a new angle looking at the way the intruders do to other characters who are not directly affected by them, so the intruders are looked in the better way, but leaving the good and bad sides of the intruders alone because here we are focusing on a consequence of the intruders in the play like The Birthday Party and Ashes to Ashes
In my humble opinion, the epitome of banality in stories tracing a protagonist’s guilt is when reenactments of their crime surface in nightmares. If it is in a novel, then the nightmare abstracts the original memory into symbols that buy time from the plot to decipher a past event in a different context. If it is in a movie, then I suppose the director and production staff sought an excuse to flex their computer-generated imagery skills and blast sound effects at pitiful eardrums. Regardless of the medium, I would argue that a lack of sleep causes a more profound effect on the protagonist than tormented sleep. In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, killings progressively grow in ruthlessness and increase the toll on the perpetrator’s ability to sleep and relax.
Githa Hariharan narrates the stories of Devi, Sita, Parvatiamma and Mayamma though linking them to mythological characters. The myths have been reinvented and retold for these women characters to connect to Amba, Ganga, Gandhari and others in their plight, in spite of the time gap of centuries between them. The central characters expose the various dimensions of oppression through ‘Story within a story’ technique. The novel is around three generations of women-Devi, Sita and Mayamma. The novel brings forth the idea how despite the generation, background and the education that an Indian woman attains, her fate is to fall back into the century old customs if not more to a small extent.