Analysis Of Marjane's Persepolis

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In the book Persepolis Marjane had to go through a lot of hard things at a really young age. She had to face many difficult circumstances that marked her childhood life. The death of her uncle, the way she was forced to use a veil, the different social economic status, and the war that was going on in Iran. In the book we would see that Marjane was in a country where she would see violence almost daily. Marjane innocence was destroyed by many experiences that she went through as a child, as the differences among social classes, death, and how she was affected by the violence that was occurring.
Marjane did not know about the different social economic status that exist in her country. For her, social economic status did not matter, but for her family it did, since she was from a wealthy family. Marjane’s maid Mehri was from a low income family and she fell in love with the neighbors’ son. When Marjane father found out that she was writing letters for Mehri he had to explain to Marjane, “You must understand that their love was impossible. Why is that? Because in the country you must stay within your own social class” (Satrapi, 37). Marjane had to understand
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The day that her parents told her that Annosh had left for a trip she knew that something was being wrong. Marjane associated a trip to death, because she knew that when her parents told her that someone had gone on a trip it meant that they were dead or in jail. This was no different, Annosh had been executed. Marjane was furious with everyone including God, which at her age most children have faith and pray for their problems, to help them when they go through a hard experience. God asked, “Marjane, what seems to be the problem? Shut up, you! Get out of my life!! I never want to see you again!”(Satrapi, 70). Marjane’s innocence and faith had been demolished, this would be the last time she talked to

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