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persepolis-marjane-satrapi_v2Grandmother, The Dowrylways keep your dignity and be true to yourself. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, “Marjane Satrapi Interviewed,August 24, 2003” by Marjane Satrapi and C. Hill, Masters of theComic Book Universe Revealed! by Arie KaplanCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.VeilSymbolizes the oppression Marjane feels in the Islamic RepublicGolden KeyRepresents the false hope given to impoverished child soldiersRed SocksEmbody Marjanes acts of rebellion against Iran's governmentSymbolsLiberal, opinionated advice-giver; urges her granddaughter Marjane to be true to herselfGrandmotherLeft-leaning engineer and father; enjoys Western philosophy and cultureEbi SatrapiIntellectual fashion designer and mother; promotes education and independenceTaji SatrapiSpirited, independent Iranian daughter; rebels against the Islamic regimeMarjaneMain CharactersSatrapi admits she wasn’t always a fan of comics. But after reading Art Spiegelmans graphic memoir Maus, she knew it would be an effective medium for her own memoirs. Her first collection of graphic memoirs, Persepolis, was banned in her homeland of Iran, but Satrapi had already moved back to Europe.MARJANE SATRAPIBORN 1969AuthorNo matter how far she travels, Marjanes heart is always with family in Iran.FamilyMarjane longs to be free from parental and governmental control.Rebellion & IndependenceMarjane adjusts her Iranian values to fit in with the Wests liberal culture.Culture ClashWriter and artist Marjane Satrapi looked no further than her childhood in Iran for the subject of her first graphic novel. Spanning 16 years under Irans Islamic regime, Persepolis chronicles Satrapis desire for freedom, her struggle with religion, and her devotion to her family.Middle EastMeets WestTHEMESFrenchOriginal Language2000–03Years PublishedMarjane SatrapiAuthorPersepolisMemoirNonfiction

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