L’auteur traite le déroulement des huit années de guerre dans sa globalité, allant à l'essentiel. À ce jour, cette série reste le plus gros succès de l'éditeur et a été une vraie locomotive pour la BD dite indépendante (Menu, en 2003, parlait de cinquante à soixante mille exemplaires écoulés des trois premiers volumes. Par le biais de l'histoire de la femme de ménage des Satrapi, Madame Nasrine, elle dénonce l'endoctrinement et l'aveuglement des jeunes engagés volontaires iraniens, qui se voyaient remettre une clé qui leur « ouvrirait les portes du paradis » selon leurs recruteurs, eux-mêmes non condamnés à sauter sur des mines ou à périr sous les balles. [6], Persepolis is an autobiography written as a graphic novel based on Satrapi's life. The men make their escape by jumping from the rooftop, but Marji's friend Nami hesitates and falls to his death. Après la révolution islamiste, les produits issus des pays occidentaux sont interdits en Iran. Nationalism, Heroism, and Martyrdom. "[12], Due to the nature of artistic choices made in Persepolis by virtue of it being an illustrated memoir, readers have faced difficulty in placing it into a genre. The graphic novel, Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi follows her life from ages ten to fourteen during the Islamic Revolution. Le deuxième tome débute avec la prise d’otages de l’ambassade des États-Unis, signant la rupture des liens avec les États-Unis. Synopsis The film has also received high honors, specifically, in 2007, when it was named the Official French Selection for the Best Foreign Language Film.[33]. In addition to the impact of Marji losing her uncle, someone yells at her saying, - Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis Summary, Page 71. D'abord révoltée par l'insouciance de jeunes gens qui crachent sur la société sans rien connaître ni à la guerre ni à la souffrance, elle parvient malgré tout à se lier d'amitié avec des personnes, dont elle finira pourtant par se détacher. In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. She goes to her parents and tells them about her and Reza's divorce and they comment on how proud they are of her and suggest that she should leave Iran permanently and live a better life back in Europe. This displays the "survival" aspect behind Satrapi as a young girl, and eventually young woman within this context. As her hometown of Tehran comes under attack, she finds safety in her basement, which doubles as a bomb shelter. The illustrative dichotomy of black versus white, however, is not the only illustrative strategy Marjane Satrapi uses in subverting Western stereotypes about Muslims. [14], An article from a journal on multicultural education written about teaching Persepolis in a middle school classroom acknowledges Satrapi's decision to use this genre of literature as a way for "students to disrupt the one-dimensional image of Iran and Iranian women. [34] The authors used Satrapi's original drawings, changing the text where appropriate and inserting one new drawing, which has Marjane telling her parents to stop reading the newspaper and instead turn their attention to Twitter during the protests.