Logos In Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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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…show more content…
While Logos within a graphical novel indicates the way that the visuals are constricted and completes the meaning, Satrapi works very well in this position. To illustrate, on page forty three, after the Shah's regime breaking down, Marjane has drew a visual which included Marji, her mom, and dad in addition to a snake around the panel. There might be more than a few reasons for painting this snake into this picture. As the head of the snake is representing the Shah while leaving his position, but the remaining parts of its body may represent the shah's followers. The logic behind this picture is to show that even though the Shah left his position, his followers are still there. Consequently, Iran would not be having the kind of life that the people were dreaming about because after the Shah no big changes occurred; the country was still similar to the old one, and oppression was still continuing. Additionally, on page hundred and two, she has drawn everyone with a key to indicate that they are the believers of the key myth. They are painted in a way that makes the audience understand that the key holders thought that they are falling down really fast to ''heaven" before everyone
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