In Persepolis, a bildungsroman genre graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, the main character experienced many events that made her become fully grown up in Iran, yet the turning point was her life in Vienna. A bildungsroman is a novel that describes the process in which the character grows from child to adult, which he or she has a reason to start a journey while the coming of age is difficult, suffering, uncomfortable, and long. There are many particular events where Marjane has many difficulties on the process of maturity. When Marjane is still a child in Iran, terrible historical events happened around her and formed her to become more mature. Although they made her become a mature child, the real part of her life that changed her were her
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
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.
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 story of courage, love and family. This essay will discuss the importance of the chosen moment in the book, as well as describe how the panels present development in symbolism, characterization and conflict. The moment, which will be analyzed, takes place right after Marji hears the story of her brave uncle Anoosh. With war going around, children began believing that if your parent ends up in jail it is sort of prestigious. In the protagonist’s family no one ever actually stood out of the crowd.
(MARJANE SATRAPI: PERSEPOLIS). In Persepolis, families protested against the Islamic republic, but the punishment most of the time was death. The revolution was violent due to the nature of Khomeini’s ruling. In the novel Satrapi illustrates how hard it is for her family and others living during that time. There were no drinking, partying, speaking out against Iran and more .
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.
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.
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. As Satrapi slowly starts to fall into this depression, many facets of her life are changed in horrific ways. Her relationship with her grandmother quickly goes down the drain, and her friends hated who she was becoming. Along with her friends, her therapist even begins to be a cause of her diminishing self-confidence.