Sunday, November 9, 2014

Persepolis- Question Comander

Question #2: 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?

The book is about Marjane Satrapi's childhood and how she grows up. The book starts when Marjane was a little girl wanting to be a prophet, and how much she believed in god. This all started happening only at the the end of the Islamic Revolution, and her parents influence her to be a rebellion because they were rebellions. But she didn't really want to/ agree with her parents, but when things got violent Marjane started questioning her believes.

Marjane had realized and saw what horrible things a religion brought to her country and this made her into another person. She turned into a rebellious person that was interested in education than anything, especially religion. This changed her life because she knew if she had done this she would not have been forced into a religion or into a rebellion.

I decided to do some history of the author of  Persepolis.

The author of the of the book is by Marjane Satrapi, and she was born 22 November 1969. She is an Iranian-born French, graphic novelist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author. Marjane  was born in Rasht and grew up in Tehran in a middle-class Iranian family. Marjane has also written other books which are Embroideries and Chicken with Plums, and I also found out that Marjane is related to the Qajar Dynasty through her maternal grandfather, a prince of the dynasty who was imprisoned for a time after his family was overthrown. After her her background information I researched about her career. Marjane’s career began in earnest when she met David Beauchard, a French comics artist who became her mentor and teacher. Marjaen became famous worldwide because of her autobiographical graphic novels, originally published in French in four parts in 2000–2003 and in English translation in two parts in 2003 and 2004, otherwise know as Persepolis and Persepolis 2. Persepolis was adapted into an animated film of the same name which debuted at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival in May 2007, and Persepolis was a very successful film both commercially (with over a million admissions in France alone) as well as critically, winning the Best First Film at the César Awards 2008.


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