Day 5

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does Marjane avoid arrest by the Revolutionary Guard for wearing makeup? What does it suggest about her character at this stage?

    Marjane falsely accuses an innocent man of making obscene statements to her, which gets him arrested. It suggests that, despite her intelligence, she still has immaturity of character. Her grandmother tells her exactly this.

  2. 2

    Describe the situation Reza and Marjane face as a couple in Iran. What are the difficulties and what does it say about the status of Iranian government?

    Reza and Marjane cannot even hold hands in public, and they face arrest and a hefty fine if they cannot prove that they are related or married. This...

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