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COLT 102 Persepolis

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Unformatted text preview: COLT 102 Persepolis Essay – Wednesday, April 1 • Can I ground my argument in the novel? o Close reading is imperative Persepolis • 1. Self and History o Ex: introduction, p. 22, p. 47, p. 69 • 2. Space o “Private” vs. “Public” Images break realistic sort of space P. 71 – darkness opens space and lifts out of real Exclusively private goes to family and public is outside? Or public invading private spaces The private is pried open Conflict between what is private and public • Domestic space is not rendered realistically o P. 40-43 , p. 69-71, p.29 • 3. Different Models/Versions of “history”/”politics” o Ex: p. 19 • 4. Presentation of Family History o Grandmother tells family history • Introduction o Some identity that appears in Iran that goes back thousands of years that is not expressly Arab, Muslim, middle eastern Unbroken tradition in “Persian” culture Unbroken tradition as well in unrest and cultural conquest Modernization/Westernization of country Not necessary synonyms, westernization is a type of modernization • Alternative to westernization, communism Discovery of oil o History repeats itself (Iran continually falls into the control of outside groups) o History speeds up as modernization comes to Iran o Persepolis is based on the “truth” The perspective of an Iranian, factual account, autobiographical Lived in Iran for more half her life • Identifies with being an Iran o Expatriate/exile • Has view of both citizen and outsider (European perspective) o Discredits rumors/stereotypes of Iranian culture Terrorism, fanaticism • P. 37-39 o Class is invisible, insurmountable barrier Child sees thing in different way Making a connection between herself and society, history...
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  • Spring '09
  • DUPLESSIS
  • different class Westernization, invading private spaces, non­Islamic Presents sense, family history Introduction, Domestic space

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