It does offer a good picture of Iranian life at that time -- though many questions remain. Her cartoon counterpart is charming, flawed, and both inspiring and impressionable.
You could, and should, easily get a younger teenager to read it. But life is no better in Iran, as she discovers when she eventually returns home.
Her parents talk about dialectic materialism and martyrs. Unlike other instances in popular culture where mainstream involvement has meant the watering down of quality to suit the needs of mass consumption, graphic novels have continued to evolve, tackling new and more complicated subject matter.
And finally, how much do we rely on it? Her teacher says that the Shah is divine. And even the child has some sense of some of the disturbing ease with which change comes, as when she complains when her teacher tells the students to tear the pictures of the Shah out of their textbooks after his fall -- the same teacher "who told us that the Shah was chosen by God".
Soon enough, demonstrating against the fundamentalists came to be too difficult and everyone found themselves under their repressive yoke.
And then the Shah is overthrown, and a new Islamic regime takes control. Autobiographical pieces of work are a representation of memory and testimony — how much can we rely on memory?
I believe than an entire nation should not be judged by the wrongdoings of a few extremists. Satrapi focusses much more on the smaller everyday occurrences that stand out in the life of a girl such as her.
In Austria, she experienced the separation anxiety felt by all exiles. It was still long before the days of people like Neil Gaiman, but large format issues featuring stalwarts of the Marvel and DC Universes were starting to appear.
While there are no statistics to prove the point, examples should suffice. Primarily though, this is the story of Marjane from the time she was ten, until her early twenties. Then things start to go badly. He has been writing for Blogcritics.
One of my favorite parts about this book was the format of graphic panels. She talks about her drug abuse and her attempted suicide. Tehran was bombed repeatedly, as were other parts of Iran, and Satrapi gives a decent picture of what that was like, and the suffering endured. Is it socio politically motivated or personally motivated?
Marjane Satrapi spent the first fourteen years of her life in Tehran, as the daughter of well-educated, middle-class, left-wing parents. Throughout its history, whether as Persia or Iran, the country was constantly under attack and being invaded by one foreign power after another.The Personal versus The Political in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis Series.
The graphic novel is an interesting genre for the modern reader in many ways. Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The story of a childhood Growing up is an adventure.
Age strengthens the need for personal opinions and values, and the desire to distinguish one's self becomes greater.
One of my favorite parts about this book was the format of graphic panels. Satrapi drew very simple images, which somehow conveyed a great depth of emotion and graphic weight.
The contrasts between light and dark were apparent and very effective in communicating the messages.
Starting inthe year that the Shah of Iran was overthrown in a popular uprising, Persepolis not only tells Marjane’s story, but the story of Iran. From Marjane’s father and her own studies, we learn the history of this unique.
The thing that will astonish you most about Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" is not that it is a graphic work published by a major trade house (Pantheon, an imprint of Random House). Nor will it be the luxurious quality of the production — a hardcover with a die-cut dust-jacket that lets a character.
Persepolis is the memoir of Marjane Satrapi, who grew up in Iran during and after the years of the Iranian Revolution in an affluent middle class family. Given the setting you would expect this graphic novel to cover some seriously heavy subject matter, which it does, but it’s also surprisingly humorous and sprinkled with many light-hearted moments/5.Download