Persepolis Essays


Persepolis, the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi that has gained worldwide popular and critical acclaim, can be extremely interesting to teach in a classroom. The link between visual art and literature will give a whole new perspective to students, especially if they have never studied a graphic...

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Persepolis Amazing, intriguing, and unimaginable are just a few words to describe how I felt about Persepolis while I read this true life story of Marjane Satrapi. This book has helped me to see all the life struggles, good times, and adversities that Marji faced between the ages of nine to...

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The Veil and Persepolis

In Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi the main character, Marjane, lives in Iran and is required, by fear of punishment, to wear a veil that only leaves her face uncovered. Having to wear a veil is portrayed as an insult to women’s rights. However in the article “Why We Wear the Haijab,” by Sumayyah...

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Visualing Iran Through Satrapi's Persepolis

Visualizing Iran It is debatable that most people of western societies especially here in the U. S share a common perspective about the country of Iran having a reputation for terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism. In the media today, Iran is accused of having nuclear weapons and various...

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Persepolis Essay Prompts

a. As portrayed in Persepolis, Marjane's life in many ways is very different from yours, but there may be more connections than are at first apparent. Explore this possibility by comparing and/or contrasting one of your own experiences with one or two of hers as you know them through the book...

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Iranian Revolution and Comic Book Persepolis

Persepolis The memoir of Marjane Satrapi growing up in Iran is written as a very personal account in the comic book Persepolis. This is a story that describes her life during the Islamic Revolution which includes her moral, physical, religious, and psychological struggles she endured. Being the...

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After just completing the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, and also viewing the film adaptation I have come to an understanding about the life of a child growing up in the time of a war. Based on her own personal experience of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Marjane Satrapi introduces...

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Sociology and Seminar Persepolis Questions

Niko Savich First Year Seminar Persepolis Questions 1+2 Image and text have come together throughout history to convey a message that may not have been clear with the use of only one. Persepolis uses the whimsicality of the illustration style to relay a terse subject matter. The author is...

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Persepolis Ideas

In my reading of Persepolis thus far, I have first noticed that this story seems as if it will be a memoir that really shows just how a girl becomes an adult. In the woman warrior, it seemed as if the story was a bit more of an autobiographical account than Persepolis. The life that Marji had to...

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Persepolis and the Iranian Revolution

Dean K. Myers THL 357 Research Project 2,421 words Persepolis and the Iranian Revolution Persepolis was made in 2007. The film is based on the graphic novel of the same name. Persepolis is directed by Marjane Satrapi. The story is derived from her own personal experiences growing up during the...

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Persepolis: Captivity V. Freedom

A Contained Country Searching for Freedom “It was too late. Too many of those who had at least tolerated the Shah's rule had been lost. Demonstrations continued. ” (“The Pahlavi Monarchy Falls” 2) In Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, the country of Iran undergoes a series of governmental changes...

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Persepolis Essay

The Reality of Growing Up While growing up I was influenced by everything around me. The media, my peers, my family etc. surrounded me and constantly guided the decisions I made. Although influenced by many outside forces, I still held on to my morals and values that my parents had always taught...

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Persepolis was a very insightful movie about the lives of Iranian people at a very important time in the country’s history. Two topics that stuck out to me the most were the effects of the war on the everyday lives of the citizens of Iran and secondly the not-so-patriarchal lifestyle of people at...

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Essay for Persepolis

- Prompt #4 Satrapi’s book deals with many issues from the Iranian Revolution to the process of growing up during political turmoil. Among the many issues, two important political issues that are raised in the book are the division of society by class differences and the influences of Western...

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Hi in Persepolis

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 1:04 PM I will also give hardcopies: ENG 10 Professor Julie “the Bolt” Literary Analysis or Short Story for Persepolis Goal of assignment: To explore and demonstrated critical and creative knowledge learned from the text. Length: Aim for this paper to be longer than you...

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Persepolis Essay

An Analysis of Satrapi’s Persepolis Persepolis presents the Islamic Revolution in Iran through the point of view of a child who questions the most fundamental practices and assumptions of Islam. Growing in a household that frowns upon the dictates of Islamic fundamentalism at a time when there is...

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Teach the Class Persepolis The Sheep / The Trip Plot - The sheep When Anoosh stayed with Marji's family they discuss lots of political stuff. The revolution is a leftist revolution and the republic wants to be called Islamic. The only thing can unit them is nationalism or a religious. They do want...

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Persepolis Essay Analysis

The Use of Color in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis The book Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is, interestingly, al illustrated in black-and-white portraits with additional splashes of gray. Although there are many critics about Satrapi’s use of this style, it eventually compels towards her story’s...

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Visual Rhetoric in Persepolis

Nils Tangemann Josh Holland English A SL C-Code Section: Part 3 Works read: Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis. Pantheon. New York. 2003 Question: How and why is a social group represented in a particular way? The Display of Revolutionists in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis In Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis...

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Persepolis Criticism

I am delving into the complex and semiotic nature of deconstruction critism as a lens for the book Persepolis. I will be analyzing how the creators own words twist back against them, and gainsay what they previously said. I will use this lens is unearth the binary opposition of values or aphorisms...

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