Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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In the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, the culture and theme creates a great impact for the reader due to the fact that the main character (Marjane Satrapi) narrates the novel. For the reader, having the main character narrate the story provides a perspective of how life goes about on a daily basis. This really helps the reader understand how the culture goes and why the events or dramatic changes happen. For example, in the novel after the Islamic Revolution occurs a sudden change of school rules creates an outburst. The change involves the female students having to wear veils at all times and for the male and females separated, thus changing the way things are and resulting in riots from the parents. With the narrator telling the story, it expresses the way her family and her own self feel …show more content…
The impact it creates provides the reader with a sense of feeling. Sympathy if you must. However, feeling sympathy and even caring for what happens in the end leads up to the big understanding. Reading a real life experience provides an abundance of knowledge and creates a stupendous realization of how culture used to be and how it can change in a blink of an eye. We never really see clearly about how great things are and how well our culture has become until it is all taken away. In the novel Persepolis, Marjane’s family could have gone away to the United States and be free from the change and cruel violence, but the idea of starting over, their life being brought back to level zero and having to build itself back up to the top, sadly stopped them from their freedom. Social class becomes a big part of culture and in this novel you certainly provided by reason of how much damage and struggle it can put on one’s self. The narrator’s story of her and her family’s life might just be the greatest example of understanding culture and what it can do to a