During the interactive oral discussion my group and I addressed key points of the novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. The reflective statement helped me reach conclusions about the texts cultural and contextual elements in the novel. One of the questions that I think impacted the group as a whole was “In what way does time and place matter to this work.” A fellow classmate answered this question by stating “the time and place has everything to do with the story because during the time, 1979, the Iranian Revolution started and shortly after the Iran-Iraq war begun. Marjane Satrapi was only a child when she wrote her novel, therefore, she writes it in first person point of view to tell her experiences during the revolution and the war. Without
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.
An impenetrable way through perseverance and resistance in the book “Persepolis” has sent a powerful message to audiences everywhere. This graphic novel is a story of small Marji, who had to face formidable obstacles through her childhood. Living in Iran surrounded by war and thousands of deaths, inspired the little girl to fight for her rights. On page 102 of the book, we can see a powerful juxtaposition, where both of the panels have a profound effect on the reader. Looking at the elements of a graphic novel, Satrapi uses caption, movement and mood in both of the panels in order to enhance the significance on the narrative.
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.
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. As a demonstration
The twentieth century holds abundant enormous alterations within several aspects of life; graphic novels as a branch of literature are a part of these changes. It employs visual and verbal terminology to shape the story. One of the prominent novels in the twenty first century is Persepolis which is a story about Marjane Satrapi's childhood life (the writer of the novel) in Tehran. The graphical and textual narrative of the book provides many events including removing Reza Shah from power and replacing him by his son, ending western power over Iran, and fighting between Iran and Iraq which arose during 1979 – 1988. During these years Iranian people have gone through plenty of fluctuations and changes which are analyzed in numerous ways by
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.
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.
“After a long sleep of 2500 years, the revolution has finally awakened the people.” The graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, is a memoir as well as a coming-of-age story that follows a young girl that experiences the triumph of the Islamic revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq, and in the mist of it all has to go through the stage of adolescence. I chose the two panels on page 11, taking into account they demonstrate the themes religion, repression, politics and freedom and confinement, additionally I found the content of the panels immersive since there is an abundance of details applied to them. The importance of the panels to understanding the novel is how the Iranian revolution affected the people and how the