LIT209 Lit Response Persepolis

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Christopher 1 Taylor Christopher Professor Wicks LIT 209 October 2, 2013 Persepolis: Literature Response 1) What are some of your impressions (Boredom? Pleasure? Excitement?) of reading this graphic novel -- were your preconceived ideas about graphic novels confirmed or challenged by reading this story? After reading Persepolis, the impressions I received throughout the majority of the book were mostly ones of humor. On page (3), I laughed at the kids in Marji’s class who were using the veil in almost every single possible way other than the one it was intended for. I also found hilarious the conversation regarding the material world between Marx and Descartes on pages (12) and (13), not to mention Marji’s reaction and response after listening to her Uncle Anoosh explain how him and his girlfriend made love in his jail cell found on page (58). I also almost about lost it on page (150) observing the image of Marji’s grandma and Marji’s reaction as well as her response to her grandma undressing. “I watched my grandma undress. Each morning, she picked jasmine flowers to put in her bra so that she would smell nice. When she undressed, you could see the flowers fall from her breasts. It was something to see.” (150) On the contrary, I ex- perienced some sadness on pages (151-153) when Marji is about to leave her parents for Vienna. It reminded myself of all the times I have left my parents and flown back to San Diego after summer or Christmas vacation. Even being a senior in college and having completed this proced- ure several times, I still have tears streaming down my face every time I have to tell my parents good-bye for a few months. In addition, my preconceived ideas about graphic novels were chal- lenged after reading this story. Considering this book is structured in a comic format, I assumed
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