Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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The author, Marjane Satrapi, writes to portray the role of women and their femininity during the New Regime. Persepolis is written during the Islamic Revolution of 1979 in Iran. The novel is written to illustrate how the Islamic Revolution leads to change culture and society in Iran. “In 1997 a revolution took place. It was later called The Islamic revolution.” (Satrapi 3) Satrapi writes how during the Islamic Revolution it was a difficult time for families, but mostly for the women. Persepolis shows how in 1979 Iran’s monarchy was overthrown and led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The major economic and social change in Iran led to the emotional pull on the people due to the revolution. Satrapi’s novel explains how the new leader in the Iranian revolution has had an extreme impact on women’s lives in Iran. The new leader set a plethora of rules and regulations on woman’s rights and daily lives. In the novel the reader can grasp the idea that men are first and women come second in the Iranian culture. The new ruler believes that women are not at a high rank that men are. The women were made to stay at home all day and run the household while the men bring in the income from their jobs. These adjustments in events for the women changed the way the citizens live, and this lead to amplify the hatred for Ayatollah Ruhollah …show more content…
Marjane is a young girl living in Iran with her friends and family. Marjane has had the same routines for as long as she could remember until one day everything was altered. Not only did Marjane have to follow these new rules and regulations, Marjane had no idea what any of this meant. Throughout the novel of Persepolis, the reader can get a view of how the Iranian Revolution changes the role of women and femininity in

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