Theme Of Imperialism In The Novel Persepolis

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Have you ever experienced anything that made you grow up faster than you should have? Have you ever been forced to do something that changed the way you live and think? Or you’ve even tried to hide something you strongly believed in because other people 's perspective on you might change? This happens a lot in today 's society, but it also happened to Marjane Satrapi. Marjane tells her story through her novel, Persepolis, and it helps show how things in the world can drastically change someone’s perspective. The imperialism that took place in Marjane’s country, the religion that Marjane strongly believed in, and Marjane’s loss of innocence while she was very young, all affected her perspective throughout the graphic novel, Persepolis. As a demonstration of imperialism, this photograph is showing people reading off of a script. Imperialism is when larger countries gain control of smaller countries and tell them how to run their country, like a play writer tells their actors how to act. When the smaller countries are taken over by the larger ones, they are confused and distressed by the situation. This is similar in the picture where the actors don’t seem completely aware of how they are supposed to act. Similarly, the theme of imperialism can be found in the graphic novel, Persepolis. In the graphic novel, Iran, Marjane’s home, is being imperialized by Iraq and while this is happening none of the people in Iran are fully aware of how to react because the country didn’t have
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