Most countries have at least a slight respect for their leader, but that isn't always the case. It is very rare for middle eastern countries to disrespect a ruler, let alone speak out on their opinion. In the book Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, the Satrapi family were adversaries of the Shah. They joined a plethora of other Iranian citizens in speaking out against the Shah. All of the Iranian adversaries banded together to bring down the rule of Reza Shah.
Thus, the exceptionality of the 1979 Iranian Revolution emphasizes the influence of religion and its role and contribution in revolutions and revolutionary ideology. The oppressed majority of Iranians, consist of mainly of Shiites, may well sympathize with Shariati’s form of Shiism which defined the religion as, “the struggle for justice against foreign rule, tyranny, feudalism, and exploitation (Brandis, 2009).” Also, the U.S.-Iranian relations went downhill after the revolution. In fact, Khomeini accused the U.S. of exploiting Iran’s resources. This exploitation from the west forced Iranians to take part in a revolution where many Iranians had to die and killed by the repressive Shah regime (Wise, 2011; Shadmehr,
To what extent is literary devices used as an instrument to show social, racial, and class differences in Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi? The novelist, Marjane Satrapi, wrote, Persepolis, as a graphic novel to display other countries the progression of the Iranian Revolution through a bildungsroman perspective. The author uses literary devices several times as it narrates the sentiment of Marjane Satrapi as well as civilization in Iran. Marjane Satrapi segregates the western culture to the eastern culture by restating the Iranian Revolution into a graphic novel. The author’s panache affects how the audience interprets the scenario tremendously; Marjane Satrapi ensures this by using imagery.
The lives of women in Iran have changed drastically in many aspects in which they have no choice but to obey these changes that have been imposed upon them. Pre-revolutionary Iran and post-revolutionary Iran in terms of the female population, are very different era's. These two era's are also known as the Pahlavi regime and the Islamic republic. The Shah of Iran's goal was to westernize Iran while still holding it's religious values to a lesser extent. The nation was predominantly Islamic but Pahlavi sought to look for a way to have a mixture of both westernization and keeping the nation
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.
Writing the history of Iran’s theatre is one of his major works. This novel is written for people above forty, but I suggest the youth to read it, so that they can see the years before the revolution and the incidents during and after that, such as war before their eyes. The events that happened in our country in these periods are portrayed fully portrayed for the readers of the novel. The romantic theme, particularly an Eastern love, is salient in the novel. I believe that today’s youth must read this novel to become slightly familiar with their past.
The Complete Persepolis is the retelling of the adolescent and early adulthood years of Marjane Satrapi, the author, through a series of comic strips. The purpose of the book is to tell a personal firsthand experience of the conflict in Iran. It is an important book to society in that it tells a perspective that often isn’t heard. The major connection from The Complete Persepolis to class is how revolution and war affects a regime, people of a regime, and the general well-being of a state. This book delves into the details of the revolution that sparks war and how it affects the everyday lives of the people in Iran.
To what extent is the literary devices shown in Persepolis increase the impact of the novel and show the culture of Iran in the 1970s? In the novel Persepolis by Majane Satrapi, she tells the story of her life living in Iran in the 1970s. In this novel she discusses the atrocities committed by both sides of the bloody Iranian revolution and how both sides truly were. In the novel, Satrapi uses several literary devices to enhance the meaning of the novel to a much greater degree than directly telling the reader. Still, these literary devices also allow the reader to peer into the very culture of Iran in the novel and how certain objects can mean certain things both from within the culture and the context of the novel.
Social changes were gradually made as events happened, causing major oppression (Satrapi). The similarities and differences between these 2 books are in the categories of rebellion, visuals and relationships. Marjane Satrapi 's has written a beautiful memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The graphic novel makes it a resourceful and interesting read for the readers. In comparison to THE MAUS by Spiegelman, Marjane uses more informal language, more elaborated descriptions and draws contrasts between different cultures and ideas which make it light-hearted and engaging.
Have you ever read a graphic novel with a variety of worldwide problems? From: racial issues, economic issues, women’s rights, political repression, social issues etcetera. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is the authors memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Marjane Satrapi tells her story through black and white comic strips of her life in Tehran from her childhood ages six to fourteen. Persepolis portrays a memorable portrait of daily life in Iran, as well the perplexing contradictions between home life and public life.