The Complete Persepolis Paper

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The Complete Persepolis: Critical Theory Ashley Fournier-A39498180 10/24/09 There are many critical themes in the graphic novel, The Complete Persepolis, that Majane Satrapi tries to get across. I believe that Satrapi wrote this graphic novel to show the rest of the world the horrors of growing up in Iran, especially as a female. Prior to reading this book, I did not know anything about Iran, their government, laws, or reli- gion. After completing The Complete Persepolis, I understand a lot more about Iran’s culture and what it must have been like to grow up there as a female. I believe that Mar- jane Satrapi wrote this book to demonstrate how sexist Iran’s culture and government is towards women, and how demeaning and horrible it is to be a woman living in their country. Growing up in a suburban Michigan bubble, I never knew sexism or the oppres- sion of women. To be completely honest, I still am not very educated on what it is like to be a woman living in other parts of the world. Reading The Complete Persepolis has given me some insight as to what it means to be a female in Iran and it is not a pretty picture. The first chapter of Persepolis is titled “The Veil”, and the story of the sexist country begins right off the bat. “The Veil” chapter shows oppression of women in Iran because Marjane is only in grade school at this point and her and all the other female children are forced to wear veils to school. The point of the veil is to hid women’s hair
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2010 for the course ENG 308 taught by Professor Clara during the Fall '09 term at Michigan State University.

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