Persepolis Essay

Topics: Iran, Marjane Satrapi, Iranian Revolution Pages: 3 (809 words) Published: December 6, 2012
* Non imaginative (essay format) answering question
4). Which social groups are marginalized, excluded or silenced within the text?

Another interpretation of the word 'within' suggests we look at how one character silences another character in a text. For example: 'How are secularists silenced by the Islamic Revolutionists in Persepolis?'

The autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis written by Marjane Satrapi opens up with the chapter The Veil, in 1980 in Iran, when the revolution has began. Marjane is 10 years old forced to wear a veil as a school girl. Where did you find this page reference??? Why is this relevant ? does it play a relevant significance in her life growing up. Forced. Explain the word force further.. why is she being forced?

The historical and cultural context in the storyline of the autobiographical masterpiece, Persepolis, is highly important for one to get a grasp of and apprehend the circumstances in which the protagonist, Marianne lives in during this middle-eastern conflict. Set during the Iranian revolution of 1979, the era in which the Shah seized power of dictatorship until he removed from power in 1990. Persepolis key intention is to show the major influences that this government has had on religious impacts on Iran as a whole nation. Restrictions of the media, censorship, women’s empowerment, human rights and are just a few examples.

The way the Author, Marjane blends the novel so perfectly between the combination of text and image is a true phenomenon and the way she makes it into her an autobiographical childhood story making just makes it even more real for the audience creating a beautifully executed master piece. It sparks the key contrasts she emphasis between the black and white within the images, to create the image with a greater power or emphasis. Ok now give an example where she does this and why is it significant….???? It is set to create a more vivid and brighter image with more significance in...
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