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    Persepolis: A Brief Essay

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    all these sluts out there, we’re going to have to watch our husbands” (Satrapi 93) to describe the women food shopping. As well as the term whore, used by a women to describe another women it argues how discrimination could not only responsible by Iranian men. If women were describing each other in suc vulgar ways, what was so wrong with men doing it also? Author Hillary Chute argues that Satrapi wrote Persepolis by modeling a feminist methodology bias, since the author is narrating herself…

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    societies. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is an autobiographical tale that recounts her life as a young woman growing up in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution. Although Marji’s family has always been secular, Marji must wear a veil and attend a religious, girls-only school as a result Iran’s fundamentalist regime. This is the first step that the Iranian regime takes towards limiting women. Marji is optimistic and intelligent, but does not understand the condition of her country and its…

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    suffered the first televised modern religious revolution the world had ever seen. It was a time where the leader thought more of his country that the people did themselves. The Islamic revolution was a subject of a popular uprising that took place in Iran for two years (1978-79); it mainly resulted in the overthrowing of the Shah monarchy. On April 1st Islam became the first the Islamic state, with Ayatollah Khomeini as its lifelong leader. The revolution in Iran was the result of many…

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    Our Revolution If they would have just left us alone, this wouldn't have happened. I am Behnam Abedini. I’m 21, and I was a student at an Iranian school in Tehran . It all started in the year 1908. My grandfather constantly told me stories about the oil reserves that were found in the Persian Gulf. We had oil, but not enough money to extract and refine the oil. The big bucks British did though. They were given a lot of profit from this and had the freedom to extract all the Iranian oil that…

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    Persepolis Women Essay

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    female characters emphasize the oppressiveness of society both before and after the Iranian Revolution. These characters include Marji’s teachers, her family’s maid, and her neighbors. While many of the major female characters in the book manage to maintain their strong personalities and senses of individuality, societal norms brought forth in the book clearly view women as inferiors. Particularly after the Revolution, the…

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    In the 1970’s and 1980’s Iran underwent a revolution that would change the policies of the entire nation. The monarchy lead by Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi wanted to modernize and westernize Iran, whereas Ayatollah Khomeini wanted to get back to the roots of Islamic customs. The clash of ideals resulted in a revolution in Iran that put the Islamic Republic into power. Thousands of men and women were imprisoned for their political beliefs. Everyday people had to worry about what they wore, what the…

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    In the early 1980’s a new bureaucracy emerged, evoking a massive change in the daily lives of Iranian women. New laws of the Islamic Revolution put women in the position of being worth “half of men” (in terms of murder blood money, witness testimony for trial, etc.) and required women to wear a mandatory veil in public under the threat of imprisonment. If they are not imprisoned, women are either fined or flogged. Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis: The Story of Childhood, chronicles…

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    Rebellion in Persepolis Persepolis Reflection The Revolution sets the scene of the story. Since it’s taking place during the Islamic Revolution the readers get an inside to the life of an Iranian during the time period. There’s a significant opportunity for connection to another culture because of how relative Marjane to a normal teen. She likes popular western things that a teen would such as music, fashion, and she likes to express herself. Because of this, she is easy to relate to. The…

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    Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, is a graphic autobiography about growing up in Iran during the Islamic revolution in Tehran from age six to fourteen. This graphic novel contains several recurring visual symbols and icons. One of the most important of these symbols and icons in Persepolis is the symbol of God. God represents faith and Marji’s belief in what is said to her and how she perceives it. When God is present Marji is undoubtful that everything is alright. Marji's faith begins strong and…

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    be the author marjane Satrapi, who goes through the revolution and the protests of 1979-1983. Satrapi has such a strong passion to go back to Iran because it is where she was born and raised, it is also a place of protection and she wants to be there for its historic milestones. The revolution and the protests where all for a democracy. Finally Iran got its democracy in 1979. Satrapi realizes that with everything she wrote against the Iranian government that it is unsafe for her there. If she…

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