The Visual Aspects of Persepolis

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Images are a way of writing," says Marjane Satrapi in her article, "On writing Persepolis" .Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical, heart- wrenching graphic novel about her life in Iran as a child during the Islamic Revolution. Using the graphic style of writing with black and white drawings, ,she makes the reader understand the life of people in Iran It .


She returns to Iran after graduation and finds her country changed during her absence. . It has become an intolerant society where the government sanctions chauvinism, which she finds difficult to accept. She starts to feel like an outsider in her own country. In her autobiographical comic books Persepolis I and Percepolis II, Satrapi portrays the anguish felt by a young person torn between two cultures. In the first book, Satrapi portrays the experiences of the central character of the book, Marji in Iran during the revolution , and in the second book, Marji's experiences after her return to Iran are narrated., showing that she feels like a stranger in both Austria and her own country.
The Visual Aspects of Persepolis : Marjane Satrapi uses black and white images as well as words in Persepolis, effectively to portray the life of women in Iran during the 1980's.Her style of drawing using vivid images ,strong lines and humor, tells her tale more effectively than mere words .
With a deliberate drawing style using strong lines and vivid images, the author draws the attention of the reader. Since the drawings are simple, they do not break the rhythm of the story. ...
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