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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in the city of Rascht, Iran. She grew up in Tehran, the capital of Iran. When she was thirty-two years old she published a book in France titled Persepolis . Two years later the book was translated into English and sold here in the United States. Persepolis is written like a comic book by using both pictures and words. The book is based on a young Satrapi’s life from childhood until she moved from Tehran to Paris. Persepolis is a life told through many short stories defined in each chapter. A major part of Satrapi’s life is her religion. In Iran, religion is one of the most important parts in an Iranian lifestyle. Satrapi improves readers understanding of her views on religion visually and literarily throughout the book. The very first chapter of the book is titled “The Veil.” This chapter informs the reader on what it is like to be a young child in Iran during the beginning of the revolution. It shows us what the schools were like before and after the revolution along with the demonstrations Satrapi’s parents attended against the revolution. Satrapi also illustrates her depiction of religion as a child in this chapter. The way Satrapi uses comics to illustrate her books really defines what kind of a writer she is. I think the book wouldn’t be as excellent as it is if the comics were not printed on each page. It gives the reader a different perspective on reading non-fictional books. This is the first book I have ever seen that is written comically based on a true
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