Persepolis

Conventions

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Protagonist: Marjane Satrapi

Setting: Iran: Islamic Revolution, time of protests, the rise of a new leader and a new regime. Austria: The place where Marjane takes refuge from a regime that took away her freedom of expression.

She spends her childhood in Iran, her teenage years in Austria. After an identity crises she goes back to Iran, gets married, divorces, and returns to Europe. She now resides in Paris.

Trade Mark: Simple drawings, characters filled with expressions. Humor.

Themes:

  • Warfare
  • Coming of Age
  • Politics
  • Freedom and Confinement
  • Fear
  • Family