Have you ever read a book or watched a movie and wondered if what is seen/read was accurate, well in this case, the book Persepolis make readers ask just that. Persepolis, the title of the book was the Greek name of the Persian city of Parsa. But in the Marjane Satrapi’s book, the story is set in Tehran, Iran. But in Tehran, Iran, Islam is the main religion which leads to some problems. In the book Persepolis, the depiction of religion, social classes, and gender roles give a negative representation of Iranian culture and/or Islam.To start off, the theme this photo is portraying is the theme of social classes.
In the novel Persepolis, Marji found her hero in her uncle Anoosh. Persepolis is a memoir, written my Marjane Strapi, who grew up during the Iranian Revolution. Marji is not like the other girls though; she believes she can make a difference. It hurts her to just sit and watch, because she knows that in reality things don’t have to be this way. Persepolis is a story of courage, love and family.
‘Ck’o’yo magic won’t work if someone is watching us” (Silko, 230). Tayo relates to this image of a half-wolf half-man because he believes society sees his native roots as animalistic. Through this story Tayo discovers the power of Native American mythology and its ability to stand up to evil and sometimes even white culture. While Tayo is learning the culture’s traditional stories he is also healing slowly by becoming more enlightened about himself and understanding more of his cultural background. Tayo is getting closer to completing the ceremony because all of these traditional stories are intertwining together.
Another reason Tejanos were insulted was scholarly historians made them look like the enemy in their writings. For example, Richard Flores said that the social relationship between Anglos and Mexicans were “segregated and prejudicial at the Alamo. He believes that this why Mexican Americans are excluded from Texas history. Richard Flores writes an experience he remembers. After his teacher was done lecturing about
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is a graphic memoir that reveals the life of a woman growing up in pre-revolution and post-revolution Iran, as well as her experiences in Western countries. In this book, Marjane recalls and highlights historical events that affect her life during her upbringing in Iran. These include the oppression of the Shah, along with the rise and effects of the regime. These events are integrated into Persepolis in order to showcase their effects on Marjane and the other citizens of her country. These events’ inclusion are important due to the context and understanding that they grant readers unfamiliar with the text.
Tayo is mixed, half native american and half white, so his family and the people on the reserve taught him their beliefs. As the story continues, the medicine man, Betonie, tells Tayo the doctors at the hospital weren’t able to completely get rid of his disorder because of a certain belief. That belief is that the cure has to help the entire community in order to work. The reader can see that Tayo and his people believe that if one person is sick, the community is sick. He tells Tayo the only way for him and his community to get better is to hold a traditional ceremony.
Tayo is entirely the opposite, coming from a world of war and trying to assimilate back into society. To successfully try and combat the difficulties in assimilating, he looks to his culture that is based around the old Native American stories and ceremonies. By doing this, he transitions from a world devoid of culture to culture being the only thing that keeps him going. Both of these characters, without their knowing, are subjected to the cultures of
Takeo remembered that momento when he saved him from Iidas men. This shows the feelings of some characters of the story. Takeo had a great bond with Lord Otori because he saved him. Takeo remembers all the moments he had in his village. He remembers being with his mother and stepfather and the beautiful and peaceful village he lived in.
His own journey ended this speculation that he, in fact, is a true Native American more than emo and his friends, more than anyone who calls themselves pure. This discovery might have happened over a long period of time with small individual connections to animals and people that might have seemed insignificant. But each of these animals; the fly, the cattle and the mountain lion, all exposed Tayo to see his own struggles that he is having. And in order for one in any situation face their problems head on, one must know them first, one must know what directly causes them to happen. This is exactly what does on his journey of self-opening, even though it is not planned he was able to see these struggles in each and every animal and living being.