The Story of a Childhood last edited by jazz1987 on 10/03/18 06:10AM View full history

This first volume is based on the childhood of Marji Satrapi, and her personal point of view of political and social changes during and after the Islamic Revolution. This allows the reader to understand not only how this affected the main character and her family, but also how a society is forced to change in order to survive.

Another important event is the war between Iran and Irak and is precisely this war, the sum of tragedies around her and the strengthen of the Islamic government what forces the Satrapi family to send her precious daughter to Austria and end a vital chapter of her life.


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Don't say "it's like Maus," please. 0

I'm certain everyone compares this to Maus, but that's not helpful (or fair or accurate). Maus is partly about its author, but it's mainly about the author's father and experiences. Persepolis is mainly about the author's experiences with some context about the author's family (as part of her understanding her self and her experiences). One can't win with comparisons like that: if I say I "liked" this one more than Maus, or if I say I "liked" Maus more than this, thousands will revolt and burn ...

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