Day 3

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Marjane is sharing a space with Lucia. Is she well-prepared to do this?

    Marjane is sharing a space with Lucia having never had to share space before. She is annoyed at Lucia's waking her up in the morning - an annoyance that would be less profound had she had siblings or grown up in a different family. She appears to be ill-prepared to handle this new reality.

  2. 2

    How does Marjane's isolation during school vacation help her personal development?

    If she had family to go home to, she would not have to devise ways of entertaining herself and thus would not give herself an extensive reading list. Her reading of Sartre, de Beauvoir and Bakunin are an...

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