Compare and Contrast Marina Nemat Essay

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Compare and Contrast Essay

The novel Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat is a memoir about the many challenges of growing up in Iran. Some of the challenges that she faced were serving time in the Evin Prison for speaking out against the Iranian government, escaping a death sentence and finally fleeing Iran for a new life in Canada. Persepolis is a memoir written by Marjane Satrapi, which is an autobiographical graphic novel that explores a childhood in Iran during the turbulent years surrounding the 1979 Iranian Revolution. It also talks about how the government was overthrown, the theocracy that was introduced, and the war with neighboring Iraq. Marina and Marjane are both heroes because they stand up for what they believe in, they
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Marina Nemat would eventually flee to Canada for a new life where she writes about the many difficulties of living in Tehran as a woman and in general. When she was on the plane to Canada she said, “I knew at that moment, as I watched those teenagers with their bright and carefree smiles, that we would be fine in Canada.”(pg.274) After sometime the world then saw what was happening in Iran and eventually the Americans were sent to Iran to settle the Iranian Government and its people. Marjane Satrapi shows the world what is happening in Iran by eventually leaving Iran where she wrote about the many difficulties of growing up with a very unstable government and the beginning of the Iran- Iraq war. Both of these women portray how they show the world what is actually happening in Iran in different ways because Marina made the world think that there was a lot of unfair treatment of people throughout the country as apposed to Marjane which made the world think that the country itself had many more governmental problems then anything.
The Prisoner of Tehran and Persepolis have many similarities because they talk about the many struggles and difficulties of growing up in a country that had many issues due to an unstable government. Marina and Marjane are both considered heroes throughout their lives because they both fought for equality throughout Iran even though they both described it in different ways. Marina and Marjane both show the