Day 4

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why is Marjane so offended when she and Enrique arrive at the "anarchist party?" What does it say about the differences between her and her Austrian friends?

    Marjane had agreed to go to the party with the idea that it would be a meaningful political meeting. Instead, it was just "a group of adults chasing one another and shouting." Given Marjane's background, in which politics were sacred and she had risked injury to attend protests, this party brought home the vast life experience gap between her and her acquaintances.

  2. 2

    What is at the root of Marjane's drug use with Ingrid and others?

    Marjane is a foreigner in Austria and...

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