Political Issues In Persepolis

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Have you ever wondered why girls and women in the Middle East are obliged to cover their heads wearing a black veil? Have you ever wondered why the Shah of Iran was executed? You can find the answers to these questions in the book entitled Persepolis. A nine-year-old, rebellious Marjane lives in Iran in the 1980s during the Islamic Revolution when the new Islamic governmental law forced all young girls to wear a veil and to move to female schools. Her parents and extended family fought against the new Islamic regime, but after four years, fearing for their daughter’s safety they sent her to Austria alone. In Persepolis: the Story of a Childhood Satrapi uses mood, theme, and characterization in her memoir to demonstrate how her suffering during the Islamic Revolution in the 1980s led to her migration and how political problems could lead into suffering of innocent people. In three significant panels found near the end of the graphic novel, Marjane’s mother tries to shake some sense into her daughter as she holds her tightly about the shoulders and looks her in the eyes. Marjane had just talked back to the teacher in school that day causing the teacher to place a call to her parents. In the first panel Marjane’s mother angrily explains that a girl who gets into trouble and then is arrested could be forced to marry a Guardian of the …show more content…

The characterization among these two characters is that Marjane looks shocked by having her eyes being wide opened and her mom looking as if she is really mad at her by observing her eyebrows. Marjane looks very young in a nightdress who is innocent contrast to her mother who is modern that refuses to follow the new laws dictating how her hair must be

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