One can view Islam as a terrorist religion, while another can view Islam as a peaceful religion. Neither perspective is wrong of Islam because perspective can be influenced by environment, personal experience, society, family, and a variety of other factors. This is why Marjane Satrapi’s unique influences affect her perspective on how she portrays imperialism, social classes, and revolution in her life and the book Persepolis.
When your suffocating all you want is air. When your dying all you want is life. But what about after you’re saved, what do you learn? What do you become? The experiences we go through in life helps us shape into the person we are today. We learn about ourselves and we gain the qualities we have learned. In the book Persepolis, Satrapi lives her childhood during the Islamic Revolution. The struggles she’s been through made her defiant but also willing to sacrifice when needed. In the book Night, Elie Wiesel is deeply affected by the Holocaust. During his experiences in the concentration camp, he gained the quality of being loyal and also grateful for everything he has. I have not experience in great length the agony and torment that Satrapi
Marjane grew up in a place where her ideas did not conform to the laws practices, or society as a whole. After a short amount of time in her youth, she realized that she couldn’t find or even be who she was born to be, giving her several struggles growing up and many identity problems. In Iran, the Islamic fundamentalist were in power, and their rule was extremely strict; the last thing they wanted was women and minorities to rise against the power, so her feelings had to be suppressed in order to survive. After years of being shamed and hidden by the law, she fell in to deep depression, realizing that she did not want to live this way. Her suicide attempts come into play at this point, and you realize how badly oppression and identity struggles can affect a person. Throughout Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi clearly links her identity struggles and oppression to her suicide attempts and ongoing depression.
During the Islamic Revolution, religion was very important to the fundamentalist Islamic regime that took power over the secular state. In her graphic memoir, Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi, a spiritual young girl, suffers a deep loss of faith due to the oppressive fundamentalist religion in Iran. This loss of faith causes Marji to experience disillusionment and a loss of identity, which greatly shapes her character. Through her experiences with God, Satrapi comments on the difference between spirituality and fundamentalist religion and displays the negative repercussions of an oppressive religious state.
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is a graphic memoir that reveals the life of a woman growing up in pre-revolution and post-revolution Iran, as well as her experiences in Western countries. In this book, Marjane recalls and highlights historical events that affect her life during her upbringing in Iran. These include the oppression of the Shah, along with the rise and effects of the regime. These events are integrated into Persepolis in order to showcase their effects on Marjane and the other citizens of her country. These events’ inclusion are important due to the context and understanding that they grant readers unfamiliar with the text.
Have your younger siblings ever had a completely different view on something such as where to go out for dinner or what show to watch on television? It is important to realize that the two of you are going to have different perspectives because you are at different ages and the two of you have different interests. As a matter of fact, Marjane Satrapi’s perspective as a child is different from when she gets older because of her loss of innocence, her political and social awareness, and her views on religion. At the beginning of Persepolis, Marjane is around the age of ten. By the end of the story, Marjane is around the age of fourteen. During this time, the Iran-Iraq War was taking place. This war brought about many grueling topics. Her perspective over these four years
While the words are much more powerful in this scenario the fact that there is nothing helps to add the extra bit of depth and emotion to the story and it shows us how Marjane feels, empty. Through the way the visualization of Marjane losing her innocence is one of the more powerful parts of the story as it helps to show her growing up.Overall, The story of Persepolis is good on its own, but the pictures make superb. Marjane Satrapi does this by making them convey so much more than what words could have expressed. This applies to everything in the book, but particularly helps in showing the Islamic religion, the revolution and Marjane 's loss of
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.
Persepolis was created by Marjane Satrapi to explain the details of her life. She had many events that occurred over time throughout the younger years of her life which she wrote in the form of a graphic novel. One of the most important things that took place in her life was her experience and how it helped her to grow faster mentally. Many events contributed to her mental growth as most of them she describes come from the war.Out of the many contributions one has a larger explanation. How does the symbolism in Persepolis lead to Marjane Satrapi 's coming of age?
People are like cameras and their personal experiences can be their lenses that change and modify the actual picture. This evident in Marjane Satrapi’s book Persepolis because the whole book is about a girl growing up, and forming her own opinions. Furthermore, Marjane has to mature in the turmoil of an Iranian-Iraqi war, she also has to survive the brutal Islamic regime governing her. This creates a very particular point of view considering that the parents raising Marjane are against the new form of government, and actively protest, risking their lives. As a result, this rubs off on her creating a very rebellious and dauntless little girl, who isn’t afraid of the new oppressors. Marjane´s unique perspective heavily influences her demonstration
Have you ever heard two people having a discussion about a topic, but they have different opinions? Acknowledging the fact that people could have different opinions based on their own perspectives is very important. In Persepolis, Marjane writes as her 10 year old self, sharing what she experienced in Iran, while they were in the middle of a revolution. Throughout the book, she gets older and her perspective changes multiple times over several different topics. Marjane Satrapi’s perspective affects her presentation of imperialism, religion and loss of innocence.For instance, this image represents imperialism in a very unique way (Wikimedia, Fig. 1). The octopus represents a country, specifically England in this case, taking over multiple countries all at once. Imperialism is when countries enter another country and try to take it over to claim it as their own. Marjane Satrapi uses several examples of imperialism in Persepolis. The first time imperialism is mentioned, she illustrates the comparison of modern imperialism to earlier forms. In the text Satrapi explains,”After a long sleep of 2500 years, the revolution has finally awaken the people. 2500 years of tyranny and submission’ as my father said. First our own emperors. Then the Arab invasion from the west. Followed by the Mongolian invasion from the
Imagine what it would feel like to live in a constant war zone. In the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (published in 2000), Satrapi writes about her life growing up in Iran during the Islamic revolution. Throughout the book, Marjane speaks of her childhood and the experiences she had.
Everything can be viewed from two perspectives; A fist fight, a murder, bullying, just to name a few situations. This is still the case with Iran and it’s people. Iran and its neighboring countries are often portrayed negatively as terrorist, or failed nations. This is not always the truth, however, and one can learn that through Marjane’s coming of age story, Persepolis. The personal nature of the story is told through Marjane’s loss of innocence, her opinions on religion, and her observation of the prominent gender roles.
Think about how you live. Most of us in America are a part of the middle class, and we can all roughly understand how we live. But think about how people who are of the upper or lower class live. Can you visualize their daily struggles and needs as well as you can see your own? Probably not. No matter what class you would fall into, you cannot see the struggles and needs of the other classes as well as you can see your own. Marjane’s family is of the upper class and thus she is made deaf to how certain aspects of the revolution affect the common people. This perspective calls Marjane’s account of life in Iran during the revolution specifically her portrayal of social classes, nationalism, and religion into question.
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 you’ve even tried to hide something you strongly believed in because other people 's perspective on 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 imperialism that took place in Marjane’s country, the religion that Marjane strongly believed in, and Marjane’s loss of innocence while she was very young, all affected her perspective throughout the graphic novel, Persepolis.