In epic Gilgamesh struggle and Marji”s identity has seen the two characters on a transitional change that depicts a shift in the way they are portrayed and, how they are projected in their order to adapt to the society effectively. Comparatively between the two states depicted by Marji’s identity, on cultural identity, introduces to Marji’s childhood, when girls were bound to wear the veil and isolated by gender where the Islamic culture got rid of secular education. She struggles in understanding the message intended of the veil but eventually felt that she could correct what she saw as injustices in her world. She finds herself by the fact that Zarathustra, the first Iranian prophet and the traditional Zoroastrian holidays where she enjoyed with her family earlier to the revolution (Satrapi, 2003). The identity is seen portraying the plight of women in society.
In Persepolis, Marji molds her own home in adulthood by forcing herself to become a rebellious individual. During a time of heavy crisis in her country, Marji decided to steal a cigarette from her uncle. As the reality of her country’s state dawned on her, Marji realized she needed to create a safe home in order to survive. Satrapi wrote, “I sealed my act of rebellion against my mother’s dictatorship by smoking the cigarette I’d stolen” (117). Satrapi’s use of the verb “sealed” represents the fact that she has detached herself from childhood through her own actions.
Coming of Age in Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi The graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi tells the story of Marjane’s younger self coming of age. Marjane comes of age and finds the woman she wishes to behave like, acting how she believes reflects a true and strong woman. She reads books and observes her parents to learn about everything going on. She looks up to her family members and her opinions stem from theirs.
Persepolis: Do Heroes Always Exist? Growing up, heroes are an important aspect of everyone's lives, yet as one gets older those heroes are stripped from the adult and disappear as a result of growth and oppression. In the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, the protagonist, Marji, faces many challenging events as a result of the Iranian Revolution. Marji has a very bold idea of what she considers a hero; in her eyes a hero is someone who has seen torture or was tortured, yet in her younger days her undercover hero was the one and only: God. On page 8 in the upper left hand corner, Marji tells the reader about how she has “a discussion with God” every day (Satrapi 8).
In Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Stranger by Albert Camus, and the current college process that I am engulfed in, existentialism proves itself to be true. Existentialism is intimidating until an overarching lesson is learned through the choices and responsibilities, passions (or lack thereof), and the isolation of a person, such as Marjane, Meursault, or myself. On the surface, the three of us are extremely dissimilar, but we all experience relatively negative things that teach us more than we knew before. Marjane Satrapi is a real woman who grew up in Iran, Meursault is a character from North Africa, and I am a real teenage girl from a small seaside town. Nonetheless, when it comes to existentialism, the three of us stand as examples of the legitimacy of its philosophy.
Have you ever experienced anything that made you grow up faster than you should have? Have you ever been forced to do something that changed the way you live and think? Or have you ever tried to hide something you strongly believed in because other people 's perspective about you might change? This happens a lot in today 's society, but it also happened to Marjane Satrapi. Marjane tells her story through her novel, Persepolis, and it helps show how things in the world can drastically change someone’s perspective.
The Admirable Traits of John Proctor Who is the most admirable OR despicable character in the plan, and why? What is the larger theme and message that Miller sends through the character? I believe that John Proctor is the most admirable character above everyone else, in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. I believe this because John is honest, hardworking, and he loves his wife, who is in peril of being falsely charged with witchcraft. John Proctor is a farmer that lives outside of Salem, and his wife is Elizabeth (Miller, 20).
Cultural and personal identity are shown through personal experiences. Going through different things makes up who a person is. Marjane Satrapi wrote about experiencing both the good and the bad in her graphic novel, Persepolis. She portrays through her character, Marji, that she wanted to fight for what she believed in, had a strong connection with God, and thought of heroes differently than your average person would.
Persepolis is a beautifully crafted graphic novel with talent spread equally in the photos and writing. Although the writing is very well constructed, the imagery is very important as well. It helps convey the emotions that the words cannot. However, there are many smaller themes that the book does not cover with its imagery. They can all be summed up with how Marjane's negative outlook in Islam affects her presentation of nationalism and social classes.
When Marji decides to return to Iran, she leaves her individual and social liberties behind, together with her scented detergent and eyeliner. The moment she arrives at the airport of Tehran, her bag is checked for forbidden goods as alcohol, films and magazines and she is immediately asked to fix her veil. It’s an expected but nonetheless unsettling transition. Where she had plenty of freedom in Austria, she now feels the stifling absence of it in her home country. It’s out of the question that everybody else in Iran senses the confinement too.