The Revolution In Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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What would you do if you suddenly find out that your country is about to revolve? If you have no idea, you better read Marji’s story. Marjane Satrapi wrote an autobiographic novel named Persepolis, which displays her very tough childhood. The revolution in her country, Iran, made her understand that not everything in life is happy and easy. This made her personality change quite often. Some days she was a rebel who talked back at teachers, while other days she wanted to be a very good person. The effects that the revolution had on Marji prove that political issues might deeply affect its citizens, leaving an inerasable mark on them. I find Marji’s narration relatable in two specific ways. As a Panamanian, it is easy to relate to Marji’s experience in Iran, since Panama’s past is also stained with dictatorship. Even though these dictatorships happened in a different time and place, people…show more content…
Near the end of the novel, Marji’s parents are sending her to Austria, due to the evident dangers in Iran. The fact that she will be exposed to new realities makes Marji very nervous and scared. However, no matter how far she leaves, she refuses to lose her identity. Marji says: “I will always be true to myself” (Satrapi, 151). I can relate to this quote because as a teenager in the modern society, I´m always surrounded by people that want to change the way I think or look, but I don’t let them manipulate me. Today’s childhood is ruled by stereotypes, especially on social media. Teenagers feel that in order to fit in, they need to fit society’s false standards. For example, when going to parties, girls feel pressured to wear short skirts, tight dresses and lots of makeup. However, that is not my style and I would never change it just to fit in. Fortunately, I have never been a follower of society’s stereotypical ideals. No matter what happens, I will always stay true to myself, just like
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