In the graphic novel entitled Persepolis written by Marjane Satrapi she tells the story of her childhood in Iran during the Islamic revolution. The novel began by explaining how the war had an effect on her life. The war that was going on during her childhood confused her due to the fact that there was a continuous rise and fall of leaders.   This made her feel very unstable in the country that she lived in. In order to rationalize things, Satrapi used God as her make-believe friend to vent to and talk to about the issues that had been going on around her.
Marji and her parents had a very strong relationship and she often looked to them for guidance. Although when she turned into an adolescent they sent her to live in Vienna with family friends. Her parents thought that it was what was best for her and that she would have a better life there. Marji felt abandoned by her parents and strongly envied her friends who were able to see their mother and father everyday.
After moving to Vienna, Marji’s adolescent years were quite troublesome. She was so hurt inside from the fact that she was “escaping” the war that was going on back in Iran, even though her parents were the ones who sent her to Vienna she still felt guilty about it. Eventually Marji’s troubled mind became openly rebellious. She started to become rude and disrespectful towards her teachers, and she also started to hang out with the wrong crowd of friends. Marji became exposed to new things that she wasn’t able to be around in Iran: sex, drugs, and alcohol. These things were very foreign and intriguing to her due to the fact that they were merely just words while she was in Iran. She never pictured herself actually being able to do these things, so when they became accessible to her she began to obsess about them.
Marji traveled from home to home because her hosts continuously shunned her due to her rebellious nature. Marji learned important lessons about love, life, and womanhood throughout her...