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Persepolis
by Satrapi, Marjane
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1. How did Satrapi and her family cope with the changes in their country during the revolution?

2. Despite the hard times faced by her family and friends, Satrapi includes several humorous stories and vignettes. How does this humor help Satrapi tell her story?

3. Satrapi wrote "Persepolis" as an adult, looking back on her childhood. Did this adult perspective impact the way she told the story?

4. Satrapi and her friends are young teens during the revolution. How does the political situation impact their lives? How are they like teens in other countries, and how are they different?

5. Were you familiar with the history of Iran, the revolution and the Iran/Iraq war? Did reading Satrapi's memoir give you new information or ideas about life in Iran during these years?

6. Would this book have been different if Satrapi had written it as a traditional memoir, instead of as a graphic novel? Did the illustrations convey her story in a way that words couldn't?

Additional discussion questions from: Random House
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