Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

A bicycle is used as a metaphor for government and revolution; please write about this comparison and analyze the purpose

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In the chapter, The Bicycle, Marjane begins by saying that her faith "was not unshakable." As the revolution begins, she and a few friends play in the yard and pretend to be great revolutionaries -- Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and Leon Trotsky. Sitting under a tree, the author tells her friends, "The Revolution is like a bicycle. When the wheels don't turn, it falls." This, she says, is the Revolution in Iran.

The novel’s introduction gives a very general history of Iran from its ancient founding to its modern political turbulence. This is given more detail in “The Bicycle.” This introduction is meant to give context to the book’s more personal history while “The Bicycle” represents a personal reflection on a history of revolution, invasion, and ideas. The novel can be understood as a form of “lived history,” a narrative that gives privilege to the understanding and interpretation of those that lived through historical events. Persepolis is valuable in the way that it creates an interpretive lens of childhood from which to view the historical circumstances of the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.