Novel Review in Marjane Satrapi’s “Persepolis”


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Novel Review in Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis"
This paper will analyze and critically review the novel
by Marjane Satrapi, with particular reference to the way it sheds light on political and historical events in Iran.
is a novel that has achieved critical acclaim worldwide, and it deals with serious subject matter, not ‘light’ themes as is generally believed to be the scope of a graphic novel. The author, who is both the writer and the illustrator of the novel, is herself Iranian and the experiences described in the book are of the events that she experienced firsthand or that have happened to members of her family and friends. The novel is autobiographical. It can be argued that
is a witness account of the...
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.....w of a young child and a family. The evidence that she puts forward is very compelling because it is so intimate and concrete. As a reader we get close to the characters and feel very deeply about what happened to them. This is much more effective then from example reading statistics or even facts about the events in Iran. The choice of graphic novel literally provides a ‘visual’ of the events and is very effective in portraying moods and emotions of the characters.
, the young narrator cannot always express in words what she feels and sees. Through the art, she lets us see it for ourselves. In general, I would recommend this book to everyone.
, Persepolis: The Story of Childhood. New York: Pantheon, 2003