The Revolution In Persepolis

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“After a long sleep of 2500 years, the revolution has finally awakened the people.” The graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, is a memoir as well as a coming-of-age story that follows a young girl that experiences the triumph of the Islamic revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq, and in the mist of it all has to go through the stage of adolescence. I chose the two panels on page 11, taking into account they demonstrate the themes religion, repression, politics and freedom and confinement, additionally I found the content of the panels immersive since there is an abundance of details applied to them. The importance of the panels to understanding the novel is how the Iranian revolution affected the people and how the…show more content…
The few alive show different expressions through body language which shows how emanata has been used by Satrapi. One person is holding their hand in front of their face, the impression given is that the person is hiding from the reality of what they are seeing, they are seemingly traumatised and look without a doubt distressed. Another person in the corner is holding its hands in the air, it is unclear whether this person is deceased or alive, if the person is deceased their expression could be interpreted as if it was their last expression of surrender and comprehension of what the revolution had become. A few of the deceased people have facial expressions of tranquility, this gives the perception of unawareness, meaning that the people might not have seen the outcome occurring as it did. The stylistic feature of realism is shown by the outcome of the Iranian revolution in this panel furthermore the facial features of the characters consist of simple lines to depict eyes, noses and mouths, despite this the reader can get an understanding of the characters feelings, this shows Satrapi’s artistic

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