Rotation # 5
How does the protagonist change from the beginning to the end of the novel? What does this character learn about himself (or herself) and about how the world works?
Persepolis is an auto biography by Marjane Setrapi explaining her experience growing up during the Islamic Revolution. It begins with her as a little girl wanting to become a prophet. She was a very religious young person and was very faithful to her god. This was until the beginning of the revolution. Every day her parents would go out in the streets to participate in the protests. After things got more violent she started to question her beliefs. When her uncle was executed for being a Russian spy she walked out on her religion for good.
When Marjane experienced the horrors religion has brought to her country she changed into a different person. A more rebellious person that has more interest in education than religion. This was a major change in her life because she decided that she should have the right to not be forced into religion. She becomes an anti religious activist because of the violence she witnessed which she felt was caused by religion. She changed from a religious girl to a to an anti religious activist.