Theme of Rebellion in Persepolis Essay

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    Authors can be very discrete about how the innocent are portrayed and sometimes it could be very evident. Just like they could be this way about the victims, they can show the same execution with the victors. Victors are commonly associated with good but seen as in the Kite Runner, the character Assef who is the antagonist and has malevolent tendencies is a victor .A victim is someone who is negatively impacted by the conflict in the work. In The Kite Runner and Persepolis Khaled Hosseni and Marjane Satrapi present victors and victims by introducing the foil characters of Mehri, Marji, Hassan, and Assef, by using the theme of social classes which Hassan and Mehri are both victims of Assef, and the new regime whom are the victors, they are portrayed as so to the point where they lose their lives physically or mentally. Khaled Hosseini uses social class to illustrate the differences within society in which The Kite Runner takes place; it causes the lower class to become predisposed to rejection. Hassan is easily shown to be a victim of the social class as he is mostly defined not by his character but because he is a Hazara. In the same way Mehri became a maid due to her early financial circumstances. Other people and neighbors look down upon them on something they can’t help. “The reason for my shame and for the Revolution is the same: the difference between social classes”(Satrapi, 33), this is stated on account of Marji towards the idea in general and how she can not agree…

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  • Persepolis And Things Fall Apart Analysis

    In the novels Things fall apart written by Chinua Achebe and Persepolis written by Marjane Satrapi both novels have to similar themes, which is political repression and how the main character goes about fighting it. In Things fall apart British invaders are repressing the Nigerian villagers and in Persepolis the people of Iran are being forced by Islamic Fundamentalist to abide by Islamic law. Each novel does have a protagonist that rebel against their oppressors, in Things fall apart we meet…

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  • The Need For Happiness In Persepolis, By Marjane Satrapi

    The Need for Happiness The simplest, purest aspects of life are often what is desired and valued the most amongst people. However, in many parts of the world, people are oblivious to their privileges and are never satisfied or happy with what they are blessed with. In the graphic novel Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, the opposite can be seen as regular citizens sacrifice much of the little they have in hopes of achieving happiness. The citizens of Iran lack the right to express themselves…

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  • Women's Role Models In Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi

    The women in the novels Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi are a chief example of the theme of matriarchy present throughout the text. The novel has a prevalent feminist air, which is exhibited in the presence of numerous female role models, and the character Marji 's various protests against the men in the Regime. These moments of rebellion on Marji 's part may stem from the influence her matriarchal role models had on her. Examples of these role models include Marji 's mother and grandmother. Both…

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