Donning her veil once more to go out, she takes in the foot murals of martyrs, rebel slogans, and the streets renamed after the dead.
But how is it that this individual story of conflict could have such universal appeal? The graphic novel was awarded to Newsweek's Ten Best Fiction books list, and was created into a film in Visual literacy stems from the belief that pictures can be "read.
Traumatized by the sight of her friend's dead body, she expresses her anger against the Iranian political system. His execution serves as a representation of the millions of activists who were killed under this regime.
She listens to music, reads, and idolizes celebrities, which allows teenage readers to instantly identify with her qualities.
Background[ edit ] Marjane Satrapi's use of graphic novels to depict her own life events has made her reading easily accessible to people throughout the world.
Persepolis 1 begins by introducing, Marji, the ten-year-old protagonist.
Heller's house after an accusation of stealing a brooch forcing her to become homeless for over two months. They were divorced after two years of marriage. Character list[ edit ] Persepolis: The Story of A Childhood Marjane main character : nicknamed Marji, Marjane's life is depicted beginning with her early childhood.
Over the next fifty years artists experimented with heroes, anti-heroes and superheroes, but it was not until these conventions and their associated value judgments were reconsidered that the form lent itself to autobiography and reportage.
In the autumn, Marji along with her parents and grandmother go to Mehrabad Airport for their final goodbye as she heads off to live in Paris.
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return[ edit ] The second part of the series takes place in Vienna where Marji starts her new life at a boarding house.