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    Feminism In Persepolis

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    Persepolis’s Place The Iranian Revolution took place in 1979, when Iran became a religious fundamentalist society and theocracy, changing the country as the Iranian people knew it. Clothing and fashion became centered around modesty as the new leaders believed that hair would stimulate and distract others. Children were enlisted—as young as age twelve—to go to war. The new theocratic government had a Supreme Leader who enacted legal changes, not for the will of the people, but for his own agenda…

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    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…

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    Mossadegh

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    they failed to see the repercussions wounding a deeply proud nation. Thus, the bitter seeds of resentment and distrust that they sowed became a part of Iranian national identity and Mossadegh became an icon of anti-imperialism. Consequences The Shah’s subsequent subservience to the U.S. and Britain did little to allay the trepidation of the Iranian people. His cave-in to Western demands came back to haunt him in 1963 when an upcoming Islamic religious leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, denounced the…

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    at a turning point in Iranian history. At a time when Iranians were facing the dilemma of seeing where they fit within the ideologies of the West and the Soviet Union, Ahmad challenged Iranians to look inward and embrace the force most resistant to change from outside forces: Islam. In particular, I found the dichotomy between Reza Shah’s westernization reforms and Aleh Ahmad’s Islamic Republic as an ideological battle for the hearts and minds of everyday Iranians. The Iranian government under…

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    Persepolis Veil

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    Satrapi takes place roughly ten years after the Islamic revolution which includes a lot of information regarding femininity during the Islamic revolution. As Satrapi describes from a ten-year old perspective, she talks about how shortly after the Islamic Revolution the girls are asked to wear the veils over their heads and cannot look a man in the eye. The Islamic revolution was a revolution that had created major changes in terms of the Iranian culture and society. It enforced women to wear…

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    Satrapi states her the views on the effects of Iranian Revolution on herself and others, including Americans. Many Muslim Americans fear to practice their religious views and beliefs due to some horrific acts that took place; which was…

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    living in fear doesn’t sound too fun, does it? Well, in Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi, the author and main character describes her personal experiences during the Iranian Revolution, a violent revolution with bombs being dropped daily, which happened when she was only a little girl. In doing so, she accurately represents nationalism, revolution, and political awareness. Nationalism is shown multiple times throughout Persepolis. Nationalism is a patriotic feeling, principle, or effort. For example,…

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    The Iran Iraq War

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    destiny” (Ibrahim). On the other hand, Iranian leader during the war, Ayatollah Khomeini, became an activist for a fundamentalist Islamic state. The neighboring leaders lived in fear that their opponent would pose a threat to the regimes rising in their respective nations. These tensions and discrepancies ultimately lead to a war that devastated the people and infrastructure of both countries. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Iran underwent a series of revolutions fueled by Shah Mohammed…

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    years old. The perspective of Marjane, in her novel Persepolis, affects the overall presentation of revolution, religion, and social classes. With no background knowledge, we only have her perspective which affects our own opinion about the events of the book. With this impression in mind, the theme for the picture above is religion; it shows “Women protesting forced hijab days after Iranian Revolution, 1979” (online). It is shown in Persepolis by all the demonstrations made by women because of…

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    Marjane Satrapi disproves preconceptions of Iranian culture through the use of illustrations in a graphic novel format. First written in French, Satrapi’s graphic novel is set in Iran during the Iranian Revolution, and tells the story of Satrapi’s childhood, through her childhood self, “Marji.” In the graphic novel Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi incorporates religious icons to suggest a loss of individuality leads to the invalidity of preconceptions of Iranian oppression. The incorporation of…

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