我们今天会在这篇文章中介绍Persepolis的书本简介、人物特点、themes quotes以及key points。
He is at first a photographer and often finds himself in difficult and dangerous situations, mostly taking photos of the political protests. Marjane does not see her father as a hero, despite what he is doing. She desperately wants him to be one asshe has romanticised what this means. “My father was not a hero”, she says (Page 52). It takes her a long time to change her narrow definition of hero. As Mr. Satrapi is not as physically imposing as others he is skeptical of many things. He is of a smaller stature than some of those around him. He checks everything out from two different news sources and likes hearing the other side of the story. As a result, he’s a great source of information on what is really going on in Iran, both for Marjane and for the reader. When Marjane returns to Iran after living in Vienna, she sees just how
beaten and broken down her parents are from staying in the country. Her father always hoped to enact social change and, it never happened. He realises this early in the novel and puts his passion and energy into Marjane and who she can become within their world.
Themes+Key Quotes+Key Points
‘With this first cigarette, I kissed childhood goodbye.
Now I was a grown-up.’
The identities of the key characters in Persepolis are predominately shaped by their moral values and political beliefs, and their unwavering commitment to family
‘All my life, I have been faithful to the religion. If it’s come to this… well, I can’t believe anything anymore…’
‘You’ll see. Soon they’re actually going to force us to wear the veil…’
‘Two fundamentalist bastards… they said that women like me should be pushed up against a wall and fucked. And then thrown in the garbage.’
‘She should start learning to defend her rights as a woman right now!’
By showing how Marji challenges discrimination against women, Satrapi strongly positions readers to recognise the need to fight for social justice and quality in the Islamic Republic.
‘The BBC said there were 400 victims. The Shah said that a group of religious fanatics perpetrated the massacre. But the people knew that it was the Shah’s fault’
‘The elections were faked, and they believe the results: 99.99%!1 As for me I don’t know a single person who voted for the Islamic Republic. Where did that figure come from? ‘
‘The walls were suddenly covered with belligerent slogans… The one that struck me most by its gory imagery was: “To die a martyr is to inject blood into the veins of society.”’
The manipulation of the truth by the government for its own political purposes is an inevitable consequence of its unassailable power.
Throughout her memoir, Satrapi emphasises the importance of truth in a creating a just and peaceful society.
‘I tell you all this because it’s important that you know. Our family memory must not be lost’
‘I have only one wish, and that’s to see my son again, one list time.’
‘What I had feared was true. Maybe they’d come to visit, but we’d never live together again.’
‘Listen, child, those are just made-up stories~ What hell? What paradise?’
Marji’s strong connection with stories leads her to become a writer herself, retelling the stories of her country and her family so that those like Anoosh, who ‘lost their lives…defending freedom … who
suffered under various repressive regimes, or who were forced to leave their families and flee their homeland’ will not e ‘forgotten’ (Introduction to Persepolis). In this sense, Persepolis is a story about telling stories, and a recognition of the importance of stories in people’s lives.
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