The Context In Persepolis: Novel, And Society

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SHUBH MITTAL
IBDP XII B
D-BLOCK
Paper 2 Essay
Context: Historical, Political, Economic, Cultural, or Social can have an influence on the way literary works are written or received. Discuss with reference to two literary works that you have studied.
Writer’s use of context acts as a driving force enabling and shaping literature. Context is what that drives a writer to develop influential literary works. Persepolis, a graphic autobiography depicting the life of Marjane Satrapi from her childhood to her adult years and Great Gatsby, a 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about young and mysterious millionaire Great Gatsby and his obsession for Daisy Buchanan are examples of literary works that are shaped based on the cultural, social, political and historical context of their respective time periods. The effect that the context has on the literary work will be analyzed in this essay.
Persepolis is nothing but context. If the context is removed, then there would be no story. The story begins with the life of marjane and ends with her life. But in the background, the novel involves the war in Iran. Iran is always at war which includes the Iranian revolution and the struggle of people after the revolution. Though these are not implied does not affect their significance. They have a very important function of shaping the actions of the characters of novel which have long lasting effects. After the revolution, there were many restrictions to people. These restrictions shape the nature
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