Loss Of Innocence In Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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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 …show more content…

For instance, Marjane’s loss of innocence changes her perspective from when she was a child to when she grows older. This photo of spoiled milk represents loss of innocence because a person will, as a child, be innocent and well-behaved. When a loss of innocence takes place, a person can turn into a rebel. They aren 't as innocent as they used to be. Loss of innocence is a crucial idea when Marjane grows older. When Marjane is a child, she was very obedient. She followed the rules of Islam and the rules that her parents had established. As Marjane grows older, she begins to lose her innocence. She grows into this girl who is rotten. She does not obey Islam, she begins to not obey her parents, and she causes trouble in her school. Marjane can be compared to spoiled milk. She starts off her life being good, but then over time becomes sinful and rotten. Satrapi demonstrates this idea of loss of innocence a lot throughout the book. One example is when Satrapi says, “at the age of six I was already sure that I was the last prophet” (6).

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