Persepolis Graphic Summary

Persepolis Graphic Summary

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  • Iran in 1980
  • what 
  • Teacher: This child is disturbed.
  • 10-year-old Marjane Satrapi: I want to be a prophet and end suffering for everyone!
  • LOL
  • فقط دخترا  GIRLS ONLY
  • haha she's crazy!
  • Mrs. Satrapi: Thank God you're back! You have been out so late we thought you were dead!
  • Mr. Satrapi: I went to a demonstration with my camera and the craziest thing happened! Bodies were taken out of the hospital and they were ALL considered 'martyrs!' 
  • Z
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  • Grandma
  • She was confused, so she decided to educate herself through reading.
  • ?
  • Marjane
  • Marjane: I understand it all now! The problem with our world is social classes!
  • My family has a maid, Mehri. She fell in love with the boy next door, but my dad prevented them to stay together because of our different social classes.
  •  Mehri is our maid, do you still want to see her?
  • Ehhh
  • Shah removed from regime.
  • Mrs. Satrapi: Bullying Ramin for what his father did (kill a million people as a secret police for the Shah) is not okay. His father did it, but it is not Ramin's fault. We must learn to forgive.
  • Ramin
  • Marjane's friends
  • Your dad is a murder, but I forgive you.
  • Marjane
  • Ramin
  • Uncle Anoosh
  • Uncle Anoosh is here!
  • Mr. Satrapi
  • Uncle Anoosh: Pro-independence from Shah. My uncle was assassinated. I fleed to the Soviet Union. Married. Returned to Iran. Imprisoned for nine years.
  • My dad did not go to prison, so he is not a hero. 
  • That's my brother!
  • I love this guy.
  • That was my last meeting with my beloved Anoosh because he was then executed. I felt so lost, without any bearings. I told God to get out of my life.
  • Uncle Anoosh: I told your parents to lie about my arrest. You honored me with your visit! Star of my life, I made you another bread-swan.  Till we meet again.
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