Another thing about that scene between her father is that is shows from the present to the past. Maus was really clear about when it was the son talking to the father about the story, and when it was actually the story being told. But in Persepolis the years are all over the place. All I know for sure about the story is that she is very young through the story. Because she has a very active imagination and she also looks very young. So the book is not in a chronological order in fact it is very confusing for the reader. At times it has that Maus technique with someone telling their backstory but other times is that all over the place. The book is told in Marjane's point of view (who is the author), but like I said their are many stories and sometimes it shifts to the storytellers point of view. So that part really reminds me of Maus and makes me wonder if all autobiography graphic novels are like this? If they tell multiple stories and are not in chronological order. But there are not that many autobiography graphic novels out there because they are all usually very serious and mature topics, and some people think that it is insensitive that they are drawing about it. Like I said that it is a mature topic and also many stories told, and many dates told. So I think for those reasons the author chose to draw it. Because it would have been much more confusing without images. Also the images, for example the ones where God comes into her room helps us picture how she sees God. And also the image of the war helps us see how Marjane saw it when she was little. Some of the images are graphic like the images of the prisoners of war being tortured. Overall the images help us see how the character used to think like, which a very young naive girl who is confused because there are so many different arguments at the time.
|This was how Iran was at the time,you can see why Marjane was so confused.|