Essay about Analysis Of Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis

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Iran, a perplexing and complex country, has had a heavy involvement with aspects such as changing social classes and political advancements for the past couple decades. During the late 1980’s, Iran experienced a massive transformation into a new regime that altered most everything about the countries society. Marjane Satrapi, author of the profound graphic novel Persepolis, wrote this autobiography detailing her childhood experiences in Iran from such an adolescent age; telling her thoughts towards Iran’s social injustice and political transformations. At a young age Marjane/Marji noticed a dramatic difference in Iran’s social classes as she read from her favorite author’s works; “he told sad but true stories: Reza became a porter at the age of ten. Leile wove carpet at age five. Hassen, three years old, cleaned car windows. I finally understood why I felt ashamed to sit in my father’s Cadillac. The reason for my shame and the reason for the revolution is the same: the difference between social classes” (Satrapi 33). Iran after the new regime, shaped into a tyrannical authoritarian government that underwent many alteration in its political and social order. As showed in the novel Persepolis and other sources regarding the development of Iran, one’s social class and political view seem to inexplicably coincide with one other; higher social class is more often than not advanced towards, while political views determine the arrangement and categorization of such social classes.…

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