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weekly_assignment--satrapi--spring_09 - 4 How do Satrapi's...

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IAH 201 WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis and Persepolis 2 Document 19: Elizabeth Rubin, "Women's Work" 1. Select one panel from either book that you found particularly powerful. Explain how the images and the text work together to make that panel so powerful. 2. In what ways do the Islamic Revolution's attitudes towards women and gender affect Marjane Satrapi and the other Iranian people in her life? 3. Identify a few panels that describe Satrapi's religious feelings about Islam, her nationalist feelings about Iran and her feminist hopes as a woman. In what ways do these feelings seem to conflict? In what ways do they seem to complement one another ?
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Unformatted text preview: 4. How do Satrapi's experiences in Austria affect her perception of herself, her perception of freedom, her perception of the Islamic Revolution? How do Satrapi's experiences in Austria affect Iranians' perception of her when she returns to Iran? 5. In what ways are the experiences and actions of Marjane Satrapi, Safia Siddiqi (in Elizabeth Rubin's article, "Women's Work"), and Offred (in Handmaid's Tale ) similar? In what ways are they different? In answering, please think not only about the regimes that control these women's lives; think also about the reponses of these women to those regimes....
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