- How did historical events influence the ideas in the novel? What cultural issues may have influenced, challenged, or inspired the author?
The novel is heavily based on real events, with it mainly being about the war in Iran during the 80's. It talks about the story of a 10-year-old girl whose name is Marji, who is in fact the author of the book Persepolis. It talks about her life, the rules of the country, and the choices her family makes during all of this conflict. Marji talks about her entire teenage life in this books of the series (Persepolis 2 talks about her life in Europe). Marji decided to take her experiences and show them to the Western world, giving people many different ways of thinking. She also decided to show how the life of people was in Iran during the mess of the Revolution, and how many things that were modern in the country were turned back to the old principles, like women wearing the burqs.
I chose this image because it shows how the change happened in Iran from new to old.