The Struggle In Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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Numerous countries tend to become self-absorbed in their own worldly problems, often becoming ignorant of what occurs outside the country borders. In the hardships that arose during the Iran-Iraq War, many people’s live are affected by the difficulty to survive in the disastrous atmosphere. Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood includes countless examples of learning what matters. War, corruption, and confusion abound in countries like Iran. This devastation goes unnoticed by many people, it does not mean it does not happen. People get killed for their opposition toward the regulations of their government, families get killed because of their beliefs, and cities get bombed for no reason. These situations are…show more content…
She struggles from simple actions performed in America. Marjane cannot walk the streets with the clothing she desires, but instead must wear a veil cover her hair because of the laws in her country. She cannot go anywhere without the chance of hearing, “Marji, run to the basement! We’re being bombed!” (panel 1, 71). All these struggles do not occur in the west, Americans are allowed to wear any clothing choice and never forced to wear one specific attire. Most of all Marji experiences an increasing amount of anguish as she sets off to Austria, leaving her parents because they, “feel it’s better for [her] to be far away and happy than close by and miserable” (panel 4, 148). As she is to go Marji bears the feeling that, though she may see her parents again, they may never live under the same household ever again. The main Idea Satrapi is trying to get through by writing this story is that no one should ignore the devastation other countries and should instead do whatever to help others in need, since citizens of wealthy countries are often ignorant to how spoiled they are. This graphic novel may be illustrated like a comic book, it is based on completely true
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