Marjane Satrapi Essays & Research Papers

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  • Marjane Satrapi- persepolis - 399 Words
    Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis Reflection Due to Marjane’s Satrapi’s unusual style of literature in the graphic novel Persepolis, I now have a more profound understanding about the Iranian culture, and now look at Iran with a different outlook. By portraying her childhood story in a black and white comic book style Satrapi, makes her novel easier to relate to. The reason she chose to make her autobiographical novel black and white is so that the person reading it would not judge the characters...
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  • Why Marjane Satrapi Graphic Form
    Why Marjane Satrapi chose to tell her story Persepolis in the graphic form The graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi was written in the graphic medium to appeal to a wider audience. Literary critic, Manuela Constantino, proposes that “the combination of a visual representation and a child’s point of view makes the story easily accessible and therefore attracts a wide range of readers.” (Constantino, 2008: 2) Another plausible reason for Satrapi's choice to do the novel in this medium is...
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  • Ideology and Iranian Revolution - 682 Words
    How important is this theme to your reading of Persepolis? The graphic novel Persepolis is written by Marjane Satrapi. She describes her life, emotions and feelings during the Iranian revolution. It shows her happenings as a child but with the thoughts of an adult. Marjane Satrapi describes the whole events while she is a child and her feelings about it. She describes her different emotions and changing opinions during the revolution by telling different happenings in her family or those who...
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  • Complete Persepolis/Season of Madness
    The Complete Persepolis/ A Season of Madness These two selections are based on completely different scenarios. One takes place in Iran during its country’s revolution with Marjane, a girl trying to figure out who she is and wants while having to face her countries conflicts that affect her. The other story takes places inside a home were a woman named Fatin feigns madness and is having to do desperate things instead of admitting to an adulterous affair she had. Although these two stories...
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  • All Marjane Satrapi Essays

  • English 905 - 649 Words
    Persepolis #5 For the next three chapters of Persepolis, please do the following: 1. For EACH chapter, identify a character or relationship that you find critical to this chapter. Why is this character so important to what is going on? Explain your choice. The passport : In point of view, in this chapter uncle Taher is the most important character because it is showing how he died and his feelings for his soon. It also showed how unprepared and unprofessional people were getting...
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  • Persepolis and Feminism - 446 Words
    Persepolis and Feminism In the graphic novel Persepolis, there are several instances where readers can see highlights of feminism stemming from the female characters. I found it very interesting that characters such as Marjane Satrapi, her mother and grandmother exhibited many signs of independency and feminism. They are living in Iran during a time where individualism was persecuted along with religion and government views. People were executed and sent to jail for showing any sign of...
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  • 2007 Cannes Film Festival and Independent Young Lady
    In the book Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi grows up in the midst of the Iranian revolution. This is certainly a life changing experience. In a society where one certain religion is forced upon you, and where you go, what you wear, who you see, and all that you do is restricted, it is clearly difficult to accept. Being a determined and independent young lady such as herself she has a hard time dealing with these rules. Being a teenager myself I can relate to growing up when everything thing you do...
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  • Defy Gender Roles - 691 Words
    Christina G. Tarango Professor John ENGL 2342 April 21, 2013 Conform or Defy Gender roles in the society of the human race have always been that the women bare the children and take care of the home while the man is out working and bringing home the money to support his family. In certain societies this is still true and women do not have a say in what they do. The role and identity of women in certain societies has been shaped and it is up to the woman under this conformity to conform...
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  • Persepolis vs Infidel Paper
    Amir Williams Professor Emily Heiden English 201 02 February 2013 Persepolis vs. Infidel: Faithful Sinner or Religious Prophet Late 70’s early 80’s signaled an important revolution in Middle Eastern and African countries; The Islamic Revolution. This revolution is where demonstrations against the Shah commenced that developed a campaign of civil resistance that was partly secular and partly religious. These demonstrations almost always ended in violence, finally resulting to the Shah...
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  • Formal Essay - Persepolis - 1033 Words
    Dan Hogarth Aaron Vigar ENG 3U May 30th, 2014 Perseption The author Marjane Satrapi adds many different graphic elements such as colour and design to provide more depth and provide the reader with an image that otherwise they may not be able to perceive or get from her perspective. On multiple occasions, she takes what she is told about and illustrates it in a child’s perspective. Frequently throughout the novel the author demonstrates certain illustrations in a way that may not be...
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  • Persepolis Theme Essay - 905 Words
    Fatima Balde English ­ Mr. Martinez Persepolis , Marjane Satrapi ​ Growing up in a time of war is a struggle. Especially in a place where rights and liberty is limited. Without these two things, its outcome can be unexpected and chaotic. In the graphic novel and historical memoir Persepolis, written by Marjane Satrapi, it uses the tome rebellious to convey the abandonment of faith. Both play major roles throughout the story. ...
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  • Persepolis Illustrations Analysis - 892 Words
     Satrapi’s graphic memoir, Persepolis focuses hugely on the loss of innocence of Marjane, which she illustrates by using several techniques such as the sizes of figures and the contrast of shades, as well as the of details, or lack thereof she includes in her drawings. Marjane’s drawings are more than mere illustrations; they are drawn the way they are for a reason. Figure sizes throughout the book vary to show the importance or maturity of the characters. In the beginning of the memoir,...
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  • Persepolis - 1068 Words
    Persepolis Analysis The graphic novel Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, is a autobiography describing her childhood in Iran and her early life and studies in Europe. As a graphic novel, the book uses text and drawings to tell the story. The autobiography is effectively transmitted because, even though the images do not tell the story by themselves, they help the reader visualize it, and help set the tone and mood. The images help the reader understand the story better, and visualize what the...
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  • Scott McCloud Believes That Highly Abstract Or Cartoonish Images In Persepolis Helps Readers Easy To Identify Themselves With The Characters
     1. Scott McCloud believes that highly abstract or cartoonish images in Persepolis helps readers easy to identify themselves with the characters. In Persepolis, as an international student, I found myself in Marjane Satrapi in some scenes and situations. The reason why I think it connected me is because it's one personal’s story of growing up and finding identity during a time when few people understood what was going on especially those who were living in the United States. Another way I...
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  • Persepolis Sociology 10 - 497 Words
    Persepolis (Marjanne Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud, 2007) Persepolis chronicles the life of Marjane Satrapi growing up in Iran. Growing up, she is surrounded by her loving family and relatives, and like most teenagers anywhere, she has a penchant for pop music, fashion, and rebelliousness. Soon, Marjane finds herself confronting the injustices of the Iranian regime. She sees her uncle die after his window-washer-turned-government employee refused to give him permission to seek medical treatment...
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  • Persepolis - 663 Words
    Akshay Rama Mr. Clarke Literature/Writing 28 September 2013 Too much for a 12 year old In the story The Cigarette in the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi it shows the different conflicts Marji has. Marji is conflicted with her parents, however it is not a bad thing, it is a crucial part of her growth as a person. Marji and her mom agree that the revolution is what is best for the country while rejecting other views like when her mom was mad at her for going out for burgers...
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  • Look at Me Now - 541 Words
    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...
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  • Meaning of Life and Film - 764 Words
    Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis, is an autobiography about her life during the Iranian Revolution and war. The film version of Persepolis is quite similar, however, the intention of the film is slightly different than the book. The book has many detailed panels that tell more of a dramatic story of Marjane’s life, while the film is less dramatic and detailed. The graphic narrative Persepolis uses black and white comics to tell the story of Marjane’s life. The drawings in the...
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  • Critical Lens Essay - Persepolis I/Ii
    According to H.M. Tomlinson, “The right good book is always a book of travel; it is about a life’s journey.” This quote means that a good book is about an interesting series of events and advancements. A book worth reading would be about change and character growth. This is an accurate quote. This statement is proven to be true in Persepolis I and Persepolis II by Marjane Satrapi. In Persepolis I and Persepolis II by Marjane Satrapi, her character growth and life’s journey is displayed...
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  • Persepolis Criticism - 1026 Words
    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...
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  • The Veil and Persepolis - 861 Words
    In Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi the main character, Marjane, lives in Iran and is required, by fear of punishment, to wear a veil that only leaves her face uncovered. Having to wear a veil is portrayed as an insult to women’s rights. However in the article “Why We Wear the Haijab,” by Sumayyah Hussein, Sumayya Syed says the veil “‘liberates you from the media’” (p118) It is also seen as a form of protection from judgment and western influences. The women interviewed in the article tell of the...
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  • Totalitarianism and Literary Reference Online.
    Persepolis Imagine living in a country where it is illegal to watch movies, listen to music, or even play cards. To this day, there are still billions of people who live in these types of totalitarian countries. This movie focuses on one of these countries in particular, Iran, an Islamic-fascist state home to 75 million people, and the plight of a young woman named Marjane Satrapi who tries to escape this political oppression. In this movie, Marjane tries to reconcile her national...
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  • Racial Prejudice - 1291 Words
    Racial Prejudice It is human nature to want to feel accepted. Prejudice in the United States, specifically with immigration has been a major issue. Julie Otsuka describes this prejudice in “Evacuation Order #19” which is about a Japanese-American family and the internment camps that affect them during World War II. However, prejudice is not only found in the United States. Marjane Satrapi writes about her experience as an Iranian during the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and her refuge in...
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  • Socratic Seminar Questions - 154 Words
    Socratic Seminar Questions i.What were some of the motives behind Taji mentioning Niloufar in her lecture to make her respect her teacher? ii.How does Taji's incident of being insulted connect to women fundamentalist dress? iii.What if the Satrapi's never went on vacation right before the war happened? iv.What if the Shah never departed, what might the ending have been? v.Why did the author find it important to mention that the U.S embassy was taken hostage? vi.Uncle Anoosh tells...
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  • Film and Persepolis - 1907 Words
    Persepolis is an animated film directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. The film was based on the novel Persepolis written by Marjane Satrapi. It followed the storyline of the book. It showed the life of Marjane Satrapi growing up during the Iranian Cultural Revolution. Persepolis was very vibrant to look at with stunning visuals in its black and white animated style. The whole film was an emotional roller coaster ride from Marjane being extremely happy and in love to her homeless on...
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  • Persepolis - 2075 Words
    How Satrapi Copes with the Islamic Revolution The novel, Persepolis, tells the tale of young Marjane Satrapi, who is a young girl growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In my essay I will examine how the author, Marjane Satrapi, tells her own story of growing up during the Islamic revolution through pictures.Satrapi uses pictures to depict her life as she matures first through her childhood, then through her teenager years into becoming an adult, and finally shows how she lives out...
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  • Persepolis - 1313 Words
    A Color Has Many Meanings Persepolis is a story that is illustrated in black and white. The author, Marjane Satrapi, uses many visual techniques throughout the story to draw in the reader and develop the storyline. One of these visual techniques is that she chooses to use the color of the characters’ clothing as a representation of how they feel towards the revolution. The characters are shown wearing black, white, or a mixed black and white pattern. The characters in Persepolis are drawn...
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  • Iranian Revolution and Comic Book Persepolis
    Persepolis The memoir of Marjane Satrapi growing up in Iran is written as a very personal account in the comic book Persepolis. This is a story that describes her life during the Islamic Revolution which includes her moral, physical, religious, and psychological struggles she endured. Being the setting of a bloody war with Iraq, Iran was not the ideal environment Marjane’s parents wanted her to grow up in. Persepolis represents a unique life of a child in Tehran, Iran and the actions she...
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  • Sadasdad - 1176 Words
    Author’s draw upon the complex interplay between modes of representation and their ability to shape meaning, in order to reflect upon their attitudes towards the past. This interaction manifests in the examination of the conflicting strengths and limitations of history and memory throughout Mark Baker's memoir The Fiftieth Gate and Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis as both texts place emphasis on the inherent bias of acts of inclusion, emphasis and omission. Consequent of the inability...
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  • Ignorance and Michael Jackson - 871 Words
    Until children begin learning how to make their own decisions, they have a tendency to adopt their parents view on most topics. The funny thing is that most adults adopt other people’s views on politics and other matters because they are ignorant on the subject. Rather than educate themselves and formulate their own opinions, they listen to the people around them and simply agree. At the beginning of this assignment I did not feel I had enough knowledge about Iran to write a full paper about the...
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  • Visual Rhetoric in Persepolis - 1006 Words
    Nils Tangemann Josh Holland English A SL C-Code Section: Part 3 Works read: Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis. Pantheon. New York. 2003 Question: How and why is a social group represented in a particular way? The Display of Revolutionists in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis In Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis there are several important social groups that all play a role towards creating the whole picture that describes little Marji’s everyday life in 1970s Iran. The nature of the revolution during...
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  • Persepolis - 1692 Words
    Effects of Violence on Marji Although violence is intended to harm someone, there can be positive effects in certain situations. In Marjane Satrapi’s personal memoir, Persepolis, it is shown that Marji is exposed to a large amount of violence in her life, and in turn, it has affected her in many ways. The negative effect on her life include the emotional scarring that entails deaths from violence and also her increased violent tendencies. A positive effect of violence on Marji's adolescence...
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  • Persepolis- Loss of Innocence - 561 Words
    In Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, the reader follows the story of Satrapi’s younger self growing up during the Islamic Revolution in Tehran, Iran. Starting too early in life, Marjane was forced to mature much too quickly. Not only that, even before her teenage years, she lost her childhood innocence as she watched the war around her. Satrapi portrays her younger self as brave, smart, and most importantly, mature. In Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, the theme of political hardship causing...
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  • More Than a Veil - 1092 Words
    More Than a Veil A Feminist Readings of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis Cultural differences have been on the foreground of the ongoing struggle between the United States and Iran since the 1970’s. Stereotypes are built on misunderstandings which can prove costly in international relationships. Our national media coverage of Iran portrays radical Islamic men oppressing their female counterparts. Many American citizens have narrow opinions on Iranian women, most of them dealing with the infamous...
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  • Peresepolis the Story of a Childhood - 623 Words
    To the human eye Persepolis can seem to be only a graphic novel of black and white comic strips with little literary value but it is much more. A graphic novel written from the perspective of a young girl in Iran, Persepolis offers a large amount of valuable information on the Islamic Revolution. The Ithacan Newspaper claims that Persepolis is only a little more then an advanced comic book, but it offers way more then a comic book. Persepolis gives students an insight to the turmoil in Iran...
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  • English Wt - 1145 Words
    This written task focuses on the study of literature and aims to understand the attitudes and values expressed by literary texts and their impact on readers. In order to achieve this aim, I have decided to make a private journal entry, published online, by Marjane Satrapi’s father after he witnessed the incident between a widow and a crowd of people who had blamed the death of the widow’s husband on the Iranian King which can be found in page 32 of the Persepolis book and the second after. I...
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  • Literature and Online College Newspaper
    Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novel that depicts the life of a female coming to age during a time of war and violence in Iranian. The editor of The Ithacan, an online college newspaper, criticized this work of literature as being nothing more than an “advanced comic book” and “not too challenging.” He argues that Persepolis and similar literary works do not encourage intellectual advancement and does not benefit college freshmen. Despite the more basic vocabulary, the side...
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  • Hi in Persepolis - 679 Words
    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 1:04 PM I will also give hardcopies: ENG 10 Professor Julie “the Bolt” Literary Analysis or Short Story for Persepolis Goal of assignment: To explore and demonstrated critical and creative knowledge learned from the text. Length: Aim for this paper to be longer than you last. Strive for 5 pages. Workshop: We will have a workshop next Monday and the paper will be due the following Monday. Remember: To carefully review final the final draft, to STAPLE and CREATE AN...
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  • Persepolis: A Feminist Perspective
    Marjane Satrapi says in multiple interviews that she does not subscribe to feminism; instead, she describes herself as a humanist. However, her graphic novel memoir, Persepolis, has several themes at its core that convey feminist ideals. Throughout the novel, Marjane constantly expresses frustration with Iran’s strict regulations on women. She also grows up with strong female relationships in her family; these women help shape Marjane into the woman she is today, a woman who won’t stand for...
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  • The War of Childhood - 484 Words
    The War of Childhood Progression of adolescence is represented in a variety of different ways in Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis. In Satrapi’s chosen medium through which she chose to portray her autobiographical novel, she demonstrates the loss of childhood innocence and the subsequent progression into adulthood. The medium in which Satrapi chooses to tell her story reveals the nature of her childhood. Adolescence is a balance between adult responsibilities and the carefree...
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  • response paper to "The Shabbat
    Response Piece to “The Shabbat” Marjane Satrapi’s literary piece entitled “The Shabbat” is a story that shows that even children have a deep sense of perception. Although the author is only about 13 or 14 years old when the story takes place, she is exposed to many adult like scenarios at a very young age. This makes her very mature, having a deeper sense of things taking place around her at all times. The story centers around the lives of the Satrapi’s, namely Marjane, her mom, and dad....
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  • Persepolis Refl Statement - 345 Words
    Reflective statement The interactive oral we have had has been very enlightening in terms of different opinions. It gave me the opportunity to see how other people interpreted the book as well as how each one of us understood and thought of it. In fact, before having had the interactive oral with all my class, I thought of Persepolis as a Bildungsroman, however, as each student said their different opinions, mine changed as well. For example now I believe that Persepolis is not only a...
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  • Marriage and Movie - 880 Words
    Austin Drabik Mr. Plush English 10 Honors 8/26/2014 Iran's Misty Wonders In Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, both the movie and the book were able to portray the main idea of Marjane Satrapi "Marji's" life. The main idea being for us to look at how Marji evolved into a grown women with struggles along the way. Throughout both we were able to clearly understand what a difficult childhood she lived and we were able to get a sense of what her life was like back then. Like in many cases, the...
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  • Friction - 1036 Words
    Collazo 1 Asia Lee Collazo English Comp. I Professor J. Mohan February 14, 2013 “False Appearance’s” We are confronted with many different images of others. These false images can either be externally imposed or internally fabricated. In either case, one must have the courage to look through this ignorance so that ones true self can be exposed. After reading Mirrors it was obvious that, Lucy Grealy cared what others thought about her physical appearance. In time,...
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  • Persepolis: perceptions of the veil - 1540 Words
    Persepolis; Perceptions of the veil [Satrapi, (b) p52] “And say to the believing woman that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty...that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty...” Sūrah 24:31 The autobiographical novel “Persepolis” depicts the early stages of its author, Marjane Satrapi’s life. It shows her growing up in Iran, to her studies in Vienna, and her return. In an interview in 2008, she stated that she...
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  • Wealthy Family - 994 Words
    Analysis of Graphic Novel Persepolis Persepolis is a graphic memoir which portraits Marjane Satrapi’s live when she was young and the lively recent history of Iran. Satrapi mentions the historic evolution, sexism and revolution of the citizen which happen in her childhood. She only used black and white in her graphics, which makes the memoir doleful, even there are graphics that appear happiness, it is being sarcastic or eventually turns out to tragedy. For instance, people are satisfied...
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  • A Graphical Analysis of the Novel Persepolis
    Ali Saeed ENGL-302 05/04/2010 A Graphical Analysis of the novel Persepolis The modern teenager of the later 20th century is considered to be independent, opinionated and has the freedom and countless possibilities to do what they desired. This provides a contrast to what societies expectations were for teenager’s conduct before the 1960’s. Some of the expected rules to live by were, agreeing with an elder no matter how wrong they may be, and having limited...
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  • Persepolis - 1560 Words
    Persepolis Gender within a specific culture, country, or even household can have a various amount of roles and predetermined ways of life placed upon individuals. The characters inside the stories of Persepolis and “Mrs. Dutta writes a letter” truly give an audience an idea of how both Men and Women handle the roles they have according to society. Whether its rebellion, or conformity, the characters path is set to find deeper meaning and happiness. Marjane is forced to face her role of...
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  • The Molding Hand of Oppression: Forming an Identity in Persepolis
    Ruby Instructor Bachman Writing Across the Arts (Porter 80A-21) 2 November 2012 (1278 words) The Molding Hand of Oppression: Forming an Identity in Persepolis Every person is unique. However, there are many similar parts that go into creating every person’s identity. Of course, there is the biology, the genetics. Then there are outside forces, the nurturing of a person. When trying to form an identity, there are numerous outside factors that contribute, such as gender, culture, and...
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  • Persepolis and Courage - 669 Words
    Persepolis and Courage Marjane Satrapi’s memoir Persepolis is considered a “coming of age” story based on her experiences growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. This graphic novel explores the life she lead in Tehran which encompassed the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. Undergoing life with such a chaotic environment, it took Satrapi courage to act and live as her “authentic self” and explore what...
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  • Persopelis Reflections - 950 Words
    Persepolis Reflections Prompt #1 Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, was presented in a unique way, as a graphic novel. Usually a novel is filled with hundreds of pages, each individual page filled with hundreds of words that tell a story to the reader. However, instead of words, Persepolis uses panels, which are similar to comic strips, to catch the reader’s attention. This comic book format gives the reader a better idea of what the emotion and setting are like in the story, rather than...
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  • Persepolis - 1134 Words
    Affects of Revolutions Throughout the past few centuries there have been many different revolutions that affected different parts of Europe. Some took place a long time ago in France or in other parts of Western Europe while others were more recent and took place in Russia and other Eastern European countries. Many were violent and extreme while some were more peaceful but the goals were the same, to fight against an oppressor and to stand up for what they believed in. In the book...
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  • The Unveiling - 1589 Words
    The Unveiling Cultures are full of symbols. Flags, standards and banners are symbols. They are not just pieces of colored cloth, wood or metal; they symbolize armies, ideologies and nations. Idols are not deities but symbols of such entities. The cross is a symbol, reminiscent of the crucifixion of Jesus, and so is the crescent, the symbol of the Mesopotamian moon god, that has been adopted by the Muslims as the symbol of Islam. While celestial religious symbols and deification of humans...
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  • Persepolis Critical essay - 1034 Words
    As opposed to the 20th century, men and women in today’s Western world are given equal opportunities and human rights and are recognized as equivalent contributors to the well-being of society. There is a kind of freedom in North America that many foreigners are not granted in their homeland, usually due to imprisoning boundaries forced upon them by their government. In her autobiographical comic Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi describes her experiences of growing up as a young woman in...
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  • Persepolis - 1125 Words
    Toward the end of the novel, Marjane says about people’s fear of the Islamic Commission, “It’s only natural! When we’re afraid, we lose all sense of analysis and reflection. Our fear paralyzes us. Besides fear has always been the driving force behind all dictators’ repression.” How do Marjane and her compatriots deal with fear and their daily lives? To what extent do you see fear as a controlling factor in your own country’s public life? The new Islamic republic regime was beginning to spread...
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  • Persepolis - 475 Words
    After just completing the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, and also viewing the film adaptation I have come to an understanding about the life of a child growing up in the time of a war. Based on her own personal experience of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Marjane Satrapi introduces us to the effects of cultural change through the eyes of a child. Persepolis, is a political, historical, and extremely personal account of a girl's growth into maturity. Imperialism is a huge theme...
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  • persepolis essay - 818 Words
    Katherine Luevano Proffesor Naraghi Humanities 8 16 October 2013 Persepolis Essay Imagine being born with a stamp on your forehead that defines where you'll fit in society for the rest of your life. The book Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, greatly deepens the readers understanding of iran and iranian women by the illustration of Marjane's childhood all the way through adolecense while living in Iran at a time where gender, nationality, and social class defined one's identity the most....
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  • Persepolis Anaylis of Kim Wilde
    Amira Black 10-29-12 Period: 2nd Kim Wilde Analysis In Kim Wilde, it’s been a year after her Uncle Taher dies, Iran reopens its borders. The family gets their passports. Marjane wants the family to take a vacation together but her parents tell her that they need a vacation alone. They tell her that they are going to Turkey. They promised to bring her back Western things, like posters of Kim Wilde and Iron Maiden. Marjane’s father says that he...
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  • Persepolis Essay - 809 Words
    * 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...
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  • Gender Roles in The United States and Iran
    Ever since we can remember there have been inequalities found within societies, specifically between men and women. The United States has come a long way in terms of administering equal rights to females, but that only makes me grateful that I didn’t have to live in the past, because we are not even close to being treated as competent members of society. The effect of the pressures instilled by the media on young American girls is represented well in the 2011 documentary “Miss Representation,”...
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  • Iranian Revolution and Austria - 512 Words
    Through growing of age, we sometimes face inner or external conflict. These conflicts can be a result of a society we are not comfortable in, or just fate. The comical movie "Persepolis", written by Marjane Satrapi, is a memoir displaying different conflicts between a girl and the society she lives in. Marjene Satrapi is shown as a young girl born in Iran. She grows up with the start of the Islamic revolution in Iran. Her parents then decide to send her to Austria to study in a safer and more...
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