Persepolis – The Change

Written from Marjane Satrapi’s real experience, she expects Persepolis to erase the bad image about her country and emphasize the importance of her aspect about religious tradition. As a rebel, the author heavily criticizes traditionalists for doing something nonsense to persuade the readers with her a supposedly strong standpoint. As a result, some readers find her argument too one-sided and are not convinced by her point of view toward Iran. Losing the readers such way cripples her opportunity to make the right image of her country to the world. Despite failing to achieve her purpose, the author makes many readers enjoy the book with the well-presented story of her struggling life which creates a powerful metaphor to the country. A lot of radical changes happening in her country as well as in her life pull the readers to her discouraging journey which can be compared to Iran passing through several political and religious reigns. As both happy and sad periods fill a country and life, the author presents this moral as a graphic novel. The author draws in a minimalist style containing only black and white with no gradient. The simplification of this emerging genre broadens the serious moral applying to a life of anyone who has his own standpoint about his country to have a second thought on what he already believes.


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