I am delving into the complex and semiotic nature of deconstruction critism as a lens for the book Persepolis. I will be analyzing how the creators own words twist back against them, and gainsay what they previously said. I will use this lens is unearth the binary opposition of values or aphorisms in this book. I will overturn all manifestations of hypocrisy in all discourses from viewpoints on religion, and society to gender roles and sex. My credibility comes from my years of experience of deconstructing and writing novels, also I have researched this book Persepolis intensively even giving presentations to high school classes on my free time.
Now to start deconstructing this book Persepolis, Marjane’s views on culture and freedom change considerable throughout the book. In the beginning of the book where she is a child and through teenage years, right up to being an adult. She robustly considers liberty to be a valuable commodity, and in Iran where she lived it was a popular belief. Under the Shahs regime people are fighting and giving their lives in the name of freedom, which influences Marjane greatly. These values show through in her words for example when she says. "existence is not absurd. There are people who believe in it and who give their lives for values like liberty.” Page 191. But when her parents actually give her a chance at this highly valued freedom, by sending her out of the country and to Europe her proceedings contradict her own words and supposed beliefs. Even with this newfound freedom living in Europe is quite difficult for her, she is far away from her family and home and all that she knows. This experience is devastating and she becomes depressed, this goes so far to where she is barely living, being homeless and nearly dying. This is where freedom and sovereignty lose their significance; she no longer appreciates this freedom and returns to where there is no freedom. Her initial views are contradicted in her returning to the...
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