Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Even when she is very young, Marjane is outspoken at all times. How does this help her and hurt her in the new Iran? What decision does it lead her parents to make?

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Marjane's unspokeness put her family at risk in a changing Iran. Marjane's parents are progressive and raise her the same way. Their social and political beliefs are influenced by Western culture. The Islamic regime that took over Marjane's country after the revolution did not approve of her outspoken behavior or Western ideas. Women and citizens were to embrace extreme Islam. In the end, Marjane's parents made the decision to send her away to school in Austria, a decision based on keeping her safe. This decision was a direct result of her being kicked out of school for rebellious behavior and a confrontation with her teacher.


Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood