We are lucky enough to live in a country without war. In the book Persepolis, Marji has to live in the battlefront. She lives in Iran during war and protest. Examine these images and think about the purpose of war.
What is your opinion on war, and do you think it is right or moral? If it such a negative event, why have there always been wars? In the book, the people of Iran are forced to support their leader, even if they don’t want to. Men and women have to change their lifestyles and become fundamentalist Muslims. They are forced to pray and wear traditional, sometimes uncomfortable garb. During wars and periods of unrest in a country, the lives of the citizens can be completely transformed.
Looking at these panels on page 83, you can tell that Marji and her family are overwhelmed with hearing their old national anthem. This anthem was played when they had freedom. It was replaced with the Islamic Hymn. After reading the book, do you still take your freedom for granted?
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