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    The Conformity of Women During the Islamic Revolution Prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iranian women possessed numerous freedoms. Although the country was of Muslim origin, it was quite westernized; women had suffrage, protection rights, education, and the ability to exceed in male dominated fields. Moreover, they had the right to express themselves freely by choosing how they represented their materialistic form. That was until the Islamic Regime decreed that women would no longer bare…

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    Imperialism In Persepolis

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    written and in the pictures that she used in the story. Every image tells a different story, and when put together, they show the bigger picture. In Marjane Satrapi’s novel, she uses graphic images of the themes imperialism, social classes, and revolution to explain what happened in Iran during her childhood. Marjane Satrapi's use of graphic images within her entire book portrayed how imperialism has affected her life in Iran. This image shows three different men who are taking their ̈grab bags…

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    What is a revolution? Revolution is a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. It is defined as a major change in history and in general of the ruling of government. The revolution was the plain and obvious fact that there was a major change when the colonists overthrew their British leaders and change the constitution. This was more than just a revolution, this was a turning point in history itself, for independence of the nation and the people. After,…

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    Persepolis is a book by Marjane Satrapi written about her own life as a young Iranian woman around and during the Islamic Revolution. Throughout this time period, women were forced to wear oppressive veils and very covering clothing to shield their bodies from the delicate men’s eyes. For a woman to wear shorts in that time period was almost the equivalent of someone walking around naked today. They would be beaten, arrested, and even killed for rebelling against Islam. However, women with…

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    The book Persepolis tells the story of young Marjane Satrapi and her experience during the Islamic Revolution. Starting at ten years old, she endured things that are incomprehensible to most others. Marjane Satrapi’s perspective in Persepolis affected her view of religion, her loss of innocents, and her knowledge on social classes. Throughout her journey, Marjane gained knowledge on many serious topics; completely transforming her childhood into somewhat of a nightmare. Loss of innocence is…

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    Iran during the revolution. Although there are many apparent differences between us and Marji, the author was able to show that we and our ways of life are very similar. The Iranian revolution was a time of great turmoil and conflict, with a lot of violence, oppression, and fear. This may seem sound bad, but this is not far from how the united states were during the during the civil rights movement. Not only America, but other countries have suffered government change and revolution. Marji’s…

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    is written and directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud takes the viewer through Marjane’s life from childhood into her adulthood. The movie takes place in Iran and in Austria. Throughout the movie, it shows how the Iranian and Islamic revolution impacted Marjanes’s life. She starts as a young child interested in politics, but is faced with a countless amount of hardships, as she grows older. The tensions in Iran cause her parents to send her to France to go to school, but after…

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    Revolutions are some of the most important things the world has ever seen. They come any many varieties. Some can be huge and very dangerous, the American Revolution, or it can be a small one like a rule change at a school. The real meaning of the word, revolution is an overthrow of a government or an established rule. There are many ways to go about starting a revolution as well. They can be either peaceful or violent, which is usually the case. There are many ways to start a revolution, but…

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    Book Review Who’s Marjane Satrapi? In Persepolis The Story Of A Childhood by Marjane Satrapi tells a story of a young girl named Marjane growing up in Tehran, Iran during the Islamic revolution. You see her grow up from a small girl to a grown woman; the author illustrates this story in comic book form. The three main characters are Marjane, her father and mother. In the book she follows in her parent’s footsteps in political protesting, she fights for what she believes and at times it might…

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    In the first global age, there were many factors that led to political revolutions. The people of the American colonies felt it was right to revolt against their owners, and the low level members of the French society also felt that it was right to do this. The main reasons why these two nations revolted against their leaders is because of political corruptness, economic instability, and civil unrest. Both nations had somewhat successful revolts; it was better in the Americas, though, because…

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