Blog Post #1: Thinking of the book as political reportage, with a focus on the reporting of events:
- How is revolution portrayed in the book? In Satrapi’s account, what are the stages of the revolution and what do these stages mean for the Iranian people?
- How are America and American culture represented in the book?
- Towards the end of the book, Marjane says about people’s fear of the Islamic Commission, “It’s only natural! When we’re afraid, we lose all sense of analysis and reflection. Our fear paralyzes us. Besides, fear has always been the driving force behind all dictators’ repression” (302). How do Marjane and her compatriots deal with fear in their daily lives? To what extent do you see fear as a controlling factor in your own country’s public life?