Religion In Comic Artist Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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“Comic artist Marjane Satrapi tells the story of her childhood in Iran during the Revolution of 1979”(Stoll 1) under the suppress of the Islam fundamentalism, with extreme violence and torture. people in Iran grew out some suspicion toward the national religion. Also, the unsatisfying citizens, with the lost of freedom of right, the growth of anger from thousand of persian. Marjane “Satrapi 's storytelling ability to engage readers both emotionally and in informing them of Iran 's national history” (Stoll 1) . The author of this book is to discuss about how Islam fundamental used the power of religion twisted the original meaning of love and justice, and hope. When the extreme cruel reality, like when the time when her uncle saw as russian spy and got excuted. The shock from the facts makes marji hopeless and the real time to face at the reality and lost her innocent. Showed the despear toward islam.

In persepolis one, there are serveral motifs. Among these motifs, the god appear the most at the first few pages of the book. Marji, the main character lived in Iran, whereas become under supress of the Islam fundamental regime as the story goes. As the storyline proceed, Marji grows into a adult, and lost her trust for Islam and her innocent. The God act as a important sign, a motif,
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However, Marji starts to ignore these small talks that the god bring in. The reveal that Marji is picking her future, whether be continue to be an innocent child without knowing the reality of society. Marji unconsciously think that she could not continue to be ignorant. Therefore Marji choose to step up and go to demonstrate to face the society. The appearance of the god is essential to lead the theme and apply to the story. The god in the story is act like a milestone of her “journey toward enlightened, transnational

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