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Persepolis Writing Assignment

Chose one of the following essay prompts and write an essay based Persepolis. I am looking for two things here: 1) to get an overall impression of your writing skill and 2) to assess your comprehension of the graphic novel (this will be assigned a grade). Your grade will be determined by how you explain the relevance of your examples and how they illuminate an overall argument about Marjane’s life.

1. How has Marjane been educated through her experience by the end of the movie? Be sure to use examples from the book and cite pages and images that back up your argument, as well as examples from the movie. Feel free to compare instances from your own life to hers, as this may help frame your essay.

2. Compare the life changes Marjane goes through in the graphic novel with her time spent in Vienna and back in Iran in the film. Which allowed her to grow more as a person, her time at home in Iran or her time in Vienna as a teenager? Feel free to compare instances from your own life to hers, as this may help frame your essay.

Rubric

| |A |B |C |D |F | | |Introduction & |Effectively introduces|Introduces and |The argument seems |Weak claim and two or |Thesis statement is | | |Thesis |and concludes a clear |concludes a clear |logical but only |more of the elements are|missing. No clear | | | |argument that presents|argument that presents|touches on the surface |weak and/or missing. |argument. | | | |a well-rounded |a distinct perspective|of the book. | | | | | |perspective on the |on the book. | | |...
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