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Identity Crisis in Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

IB Interactive Oral Presentation - HL English Lit.
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Magdalena Rojas

on 31 August 2015

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Transcript of Identity Crisis in Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

identity crisis
in Persepolis by Marjane satrapi
why?
Marjane's upbringing
Marjane's Conformity
Marjane's Identity Crisis
Marjane's "return"
Marjane finds herself
Marjane feels and struggles with her loss of her identity. As she grows older this sentiment grows stronger making her feel like an outsider.
Marjane's upbringing
Marjane's conformity
Marjane's identity crisis
Marjane's return
Marjane finds herself
Iranian history
Iranian women before & after 1979
Marjane's journey into herself
Summary of her life:
Marjane could only find herself in her own roots & country. Her identity is a product of the idiosyncracy of her family and country. When she began to accept this, she was able to accept herself and be happy.
1941 - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ruled for nearly 40 years.
His reign ended in a crisis of legitimacy and a popular revolution led to his overthrow.
1951 - Mohammed Mossadegh was elected prime minister.
1953 - Eisenhower (president of the USA) led an operation to remove Mossadegh from power.
Ayatollah Khomeini expressed his opposition as the leader of a conservative religious group.

1979 - A revolution unfolded and the Shah was overthrown.
Iran changes drastically mainly involving the end of the "western" era of Iran and the modification in the status of women.
Before:
Free education.
Right to vote & run for parliament.
Right to petition for divorce & gain child custody.
Marriage age was raised from 13 to 18.
After:
New theocracy systematically rolled back five decades of progress in their rights.
Women were purged from government positions.
Women had to wear the hejab, the Islamic dress code.
Family laws were scraped.
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