Social Inequality In Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi

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Social inequality is often described as the existence of unequal opportunities or rewards for the different statuses within a specific group or society. This novel demonstrates an abundance of prejudicial classifying that results in the corruption of the society the adolescent Satrapi is facing. In the novel, Marjane Satrapi often achieves a sense of compassionate wisdom as a result of observing class inequalities and experiencing social and cultural transformation caused by the revolution and consequential war. The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the theme of war in the novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi to highlight the social inequalities in Iran.
To discuss an exceptionally vague point, social classes can typically be identified
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The idea of capitalism and urbanization, has reshaped the world as we know it. Most humans living today are living in poverty and misery with little hope of escaping it; there is a small minority however who live in extravagance and abundance and whose main goal is to keep this arrangement persisting. Often seen but never observed, this issue is hiding just beneath the sight of those who are blind to the suffering. As a result, suffering citizens believe some sort of war will be the solution to the amount of suffering the “lower class” family’s experience. Throughout the novel Persepolis, the citizens in the lower classes are discriminated against and mistreated by the higher classes because of their lack of wealth and status in society. These actions do not effect young Satrapi due to the fact that her family is considered upper-middle class in her society. Satrapi pays no attention to her social class because she is aware of the real world problems that her country is facing. She is determined to assist her country in any way possible and therefore begins questioning what is taught to her at her all girl school. Under an oppressive regime, Marjane Satrapi grew up with constant exposure to political strife and violence. The changes that were implemented under the new rule transformed her way of life and changed how she could function in her own society. One would have thought that it was sad to see how young Satrapi lived in perpetual confusion and unawareness of what was go occurring in her country because of how young she was. It was troubling to grasp how she was entirely stripped of her innocence due to her curiosity of the

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