Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi

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In the book Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi there is an inside look into the daily life in Iran during 1980 throw ten years old Maji. The main characters Maji believes that she “was born with Religion” and that she was the last prophet at the age of six (Satrapi 6). With that in mind you can see why she has a great relationship with god. In the book you will see young Marji is really talking to God. That all charges with a major event in her life that made her turn her back to God. With God in Maji life we see her innocents about what is going on in her country, but when she loses her faith in God she is also losing her innocents and is understanding and rebelling the people in power. When we first meet young Maji …show more content…
Wall Marji is a child she has many discussion with God nightly, which he appears in person, happen to only seen by Maji, and responds to her almost in a way like an imaginary friend. At first we tend to see her all gun ho to be a prophet, however as time went on and others start to discourage her from her dream she found herself denying her dreams. We can see that when her parents asked what she wished to be when she grows up, thinking “a prophet,” however Maji said “I want to be a doctor” (Satrapi 9). Later she is having a conversation with God about what she wants to be when she grows up shown in this …show more content…
Ebi ,Marjane’s father, Then sits her down to explain to her the events that led to the revealing that resulting in her very own great-grandfather being overthrown. God did not choose the King.” (Satrapi 19) When the Shah was being exiled in 1979, Marji’s teacher instructed her class, “children, tear out all the photos of the shah from your books”( Satrapi 44). Marji questions “but she was the one who told us that the shah was chosen by God” because of this she immediately punished( Satrapi 44). With all this going on Marji for the first time that she has to confront her faith in God’s intentions and involvement. While she frantically tries to hold on the her believe in God ,which symbolizes her innocents, she is having tubule doing that with the overpowering pressure from family and school is starting to make her to figure out what is misleading information of the masses and what is the

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