Persepolis by: alicia montero

The drastic changes and events that occurred in Marjane's life did not affect the beliefs she was taught from her family.

Marjane was introduced to two different beliefs as a child; the Shah's belief and her parents beliefs. Through all of it she still had faith in the beliefs that her parents and grandmother had raised her with.

Although her perspective and her pride for her country had changed when she moved to Europe, her conscience was not cleared and she would only remember her grandma wise advises.

Along her journey through life, she meets many men eventually meeting her first love, Marcus. Her relationship with Marcus changed her life by adjusting herself to a less sexually repressed culture and loosing her closest companion. All of this connects to the Iranian Revolution by unfolding her hidden feelings such as isolation and cultural isolation, revealing the the social histories.

"It is important you know the history of our family that should never be forgotten," was a quote from Marjane's uncle Anoosh. Anoosh's experience kept reminiscing into Marjane's conscience since she had discuses her origin.

It was thought that the flashbacks, materialistic things she had from her uncle Anoosh were her ways of reconnecting with him and keeping the family history alive and well known.

With the guilt she had from her transitioning to politic revolution in Iran, cultural displacement or the change within herself; Marjane felt very depressive and ashamed creating a loss of life to herself. This could perhaps represent emotions Iranian people were experiencing during that time.


Created with images by pittaya - "Persepolis"

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