Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis Is A Graphic Novel Essay

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Marjane Satrapi 's Persepolis is a graphic novel. It take us on a journey of a ten year old girl in 1980 living in Iran to a young woman leaving her home country for good. This ten year old girl is not like any other average girl, she 's very rebel and independent person. In 1980 's, women were required to wear veil in Iran and they had to follow many other strict rules. For Marjane, the veil signify revolt, and often aids her in this revolt. Sometimes, even while wearing the veil, she fight back against other societal restrictions. At other times, she rebels against the veil and the beliefs that it represents. The veil takes on different meanings through the roles that it plays in Marjne’s rebellion. Persepolis because of its graphic novel nature. Marjane 's illustrations are black-and-white, giving us the image of Iran as a black-and-white country, and it kind of is in many ways. They have strict dress codes, and strict rules about what is right and what is wrong. Persepolis begins at the moment when it becomes mandatory for women to wear the veil. "Then came 1980: the year it became obligatory to wear the veil at school. " (page 3) When Marji and her friends are afraid of the veil at first it represents the period after the revolution. Revolution brings many changes to Iran, most changes were obligatory for women and men in how they dress and look. Women required to cover their heads, men must cover their arms and not wear a necktie. Over the course of the…

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