Persepolis Marjane Satrapi Analysis

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Perspective’s influence in Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi’s biography, written about her childhood in Iran, could not have been emulated by anyone else. Persepolis is written from Satrapi’s specific, personal account of the time, which means the entire story is laced with perspective and personality. The reader journeys through her upbringing and her growth, the ebb and flow of her life as she tries to grow up as a young woman in this unstable nation. This story is unique, special; it can’t be copied. This is due to her distinct perspective developed by her family, her class, her faith, and more. In her graphic novel Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi’s perspective impacts her political awareness, her understanding of social classes, …show more content…

This demonstrates revolution, as it shows the courage and the rebellion that serves as a pretext for change. These feelings of unrest are translated into protests, demonstrations, and, overall, revolution. In Persepolis, Marjane is born into a politically turbulent nation, and because of this, the idea of revolution is particularly relevant in her life. While the protests rage on Iran, her parents encourage her to get interested in the revolution and political activism. They did little to stifle her enthusiasm, Satrapi herself stating that she and her school friends would “demonstrate” in her garden (10). Her parents provided books on communism and marxism, inspired her to question what she was taught in school; in short, they allowed her to be politically aware. She was, however, raised by liberal people, and establishing her mindset was based on part curiosity and part parental influence. This is not unlike other children; it is a universal truth that one’s parents influence their viewpoint. Her liberal point of view invokes her to present the rise of the islamic republic in an unsavory way, as it opposes her personal beliefs. Due to her politically enlightened childhood, she presents revolution as a positive, because, in her eyes, revolution is

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