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Social Norms In Persepolis

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Though Persepolis is a memoir, Marjane Satrapi is able to enter into self-awareness through deviation from social norms. According to Simply Psychology, social norm is defined as being “Social Norms are unwritten rules about how to behave they provide us with an expected idea of how to behave in a particular social group or culture” ( Seaul Mcloed). Throughout the novel, she tends to break her cultural norms. Since is from Iran and her religion is Islam, there are certain things you are not allowed to do such as smoking a cigarette or contacting to other men. If she did this action, she would have received punishment. The concept of religion was an important aspect throughout the novel because since she was a Muslim. Islam which was her religion, was a big part of polities and general society itself. Her teacher tells them about the concept of “capitalism” but he mentions to them as “cultural revolution” (Marjane pg4 /panel 4). Marjaine was confused and lost because at that time, she was young and many politician were trying fight. For instance, (page 20/ panel 1) the world leader of India and the Turkey leader are having conflict. When the India world leader says, “The Hindus and the Muslim’s make peace to overthrow the British” and Turkey’s leader said, “we the truck, are secular westerners for proof, look at my eyes green eyes”. Marjane…show more content…
H comes from the names of the characters which normally authors do not such as death and destruction. The aspect of religion is when “many thousands of years ago I heard a song in a dream , a mortal song that celebrated her gift”. (Gaiman page 80 panel 1) The ending when he was walking with his sister and people were dying and they came to see Sandman sister death, he remembered how people use to sing about her and say positive things about her. The power to change people’s mind and many people thought she had a positive
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