Religion In Persepolis

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Importance of religion in Iran and its society is a crucial point in this graphic novel, Persepolis: A Story of a Childhood. It was mentioned in the novel how the society was corrupted when the Shah took charge. When the Shah took over, this lead to the many rebellions and demonstrations Iran had in order to keep the peoples freedom. The significance of women and how they were treated was also affected when everything changed during the 1980’s. Women are treated not only like trophy wives but they also did not have any sort of freedom for themselves. I had a well-known understanding in the treatment of women is Iran but did not understand why they are treated in such a disgusting manner. Men of Iran are not allowed to interact with women when…show more content…
Demonstrations are taking part in expressing feelings towards an action publicly. Marjane Satrapi did an outstanding job on adding the religious standpoints of the people in the novel. In Persepolis: A Story of a Childhood, it mentions about the many demonstrations the Muslims held against the king (Page 22, The Water Cell). After analyzing the novel, I noticed that Marjane Satrapi started to become rebellious whenever she found out her parents would go out and demonstrate (Page 80, The Trip). Marjane Satrapi appreciated the fact that she is fighting for what she thinks is right and joins the rebel…show more content…
These five pillars help maintain the religion and the people. The first pillar is Faith. Faith is usually defined as a strong belief towards someone or an anatomy. The Muslims need to have their faith in one God, Allah. Allah is the only God they believe in. The second pillar is prayer. For this pillar, it is essential that Muslims pray at least five times a day. For each of these different prayers, they talk to their God to obtain a stronger connection. The third pillar they follow is the ‘Zakat’. Zakat means pure or growth (Sherif Abbassy, www.quora.com). In order for the third pillar to be true and successful, the Muslims need to be pure in heart and sins. They are not able to perform any bad deeds. If they do so, they are looked upon to pray and ask for God to cleanse their sins away. The fourth pillar that is essential for the Muslims to perform is fasting. Fasting is when a person does not eat for a long period of time. They do not fast for health purposes, they fast for the purification of themselves. The reason for this being is because it allows the people to feel sorrow for the people that do not have the opportunity to eat or feed for themselves. The fifth pillar, which is the last pillar, is a pilgrimage. Pilgrimage is not forced, but it is looked upon. Usually this pillar is done with people who have the money or are financially capable of performing it. Pilgrimage is

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