What is Persepolis about?
Persepolis is an autobiography written by Marjane Satrapi about her childhood. .She talks first hand about what it was like to grow up in Iran.The book takes place in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, which started in 1990 and ended in 1979. The war took place because of social injustice with the oil plantations. Therefore causing many leaders to be overthrown. But after there were many economic failures and shortages of all kinds. Overall Persepolis is a very interesting, humorous and well written book
Why does the author use humor in this kind of graphic novel?
I think that the author used some humor in this book because sometimes it makes it easier to talk about things. Her childhood was definitely a very tough one. She had learn about the revolution going about around her at young age and be mature about it. But naturally there would be humor because the young Marjane Satrapi thought that she could take the revaluation in her own hands, and ended up doing some silly things. In my opinion I think that it was a good idea to bring humor to the table.
Would the book be different if it wasn't a comic?
I think that the fact that the book is a comic really enhances the story. They way she tells her story is hard to visualize without the pictures to go with them. I also think that the book would be a bit boring without the pictures and dialoge, it wouldn't be as original as the book is today. In conclusion, the decision that Marjane Satrapi made to made her childhood story a comic was a very good one indeed.
Anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revalution. Digital image. Dawn.com. Dawn.com, n.d. Web. <http://www.dawn.com/news/605441/anniversary-of-irans-islamic-revolution>.
Persepolis 1 and 2 by Marjane Satrap. Digital image. Book Drrunk. Blogspot, n.d. Web. <http://book-drunk.blogspot.com.br/2009/12/persepolis-1-and-2-by-marjane-satrapi.html>.