Social Stigmas In Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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As time progresses, society’s basic knowledge of social issues are constantly changing. Certain views pertaining to social values are changing with the newer generation. Many old school perspectives stem from poor social stigmas. Many of these social stigmas are questioned in Marjane Satrapi’s comic novel, Persepolis. This novel starts off in the year 1979 when the Islamic Revolution beings. When suddenly her school starts to experience major changes. These changes involved separation of boys and girls, and then the introduction of veils. Now the girls are so young they never understood the point of these veils, but at the same time never questioned them. Accept for Marjane, she always had questions and comments concerning all of these changes. With statements like “We didn’t…show more content…
This made her realize that the world that she thought to be free really wasn’t due to religion and social stigmas. While there are some views that Satrapi might agree with, because of this page showing her being so “Avant-garde”, it foreshadows her criticizing not only Middle Eastern social stigmas but also those all around the world concerning women. Consequently causing one to speculate that the questioning of the pages is a way to understand Persepolis as a whole.

From the first page of Persepolis, we start to see how Satrapi’s mind works. How she invites one into her mind as to what she thinks about the world around her. In the beginning, she would go to school to get her education and play with friends. But at the start of 1979, it all began to change for her. Life as she saw it turned out to be miles away from paradise. It was because of the separation of the boys and the pressure of the veil that caused this. While many of the kids
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