Oppression In Maus And Persepolis

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Oppression can ruin someone 's life. In the novel Maus by Art Spiegelman, Adolf Hitler became the dictator of Germany around 1940 (Spiegelman). He created a massive propaganda to make him seem like a great leader and to make Hebrew look awful. Hitler and his Nazi made Hebrew 's lives a living hell. Protagonist, Jewish Vladek lived through Hitler 's Reign, experienced extreme oppression (Spiegelman). In the book Persepolis, young Marjane has to live through the late 1970 's Iranian Revolution. In late October 1977, people were starting to show their dislike for their supreme leader, "The Shah." It leaded to riots and major outbreaks in the nation. Social changes were gradually made as events happened, causing major oppression (Satrapi). The similarities and differences between these 2 books are in the categories of rebellion, visuals and relationships. Marjane Satrapi 's has written a beautiful memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The graphic novel makes it a resourceful and interesting read for the readers. In comparison to THE MAUS by Spiegelman, Marjane uses more informal language, more elaborated descriptions and draws contrasts between different cultures and ideas which make it light-hearted and engaging. On the other hand, Persepolis is a graphic memoir that deftly provides readers with a taste of growing up as a girl in revolutionary Iran. In "Maus", the text unites biography with a political background - representing the larger picture of a
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