Thursday, February 21, 2013
Persepolis and Marxism
Majane Satrapi's graphic novel details her childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. According to Marxism, Satrapi's family were the Proletarians whose lives were controlled by the Bourgeois-the Iranian government. Her family had to conform to the Bourgeois restrictions, which abolished secular schools and forced all women to wear veils, among other things. In accordance with Marxism theories, the Islamic Revolution occurred as a result of class conflict, and the country underwent a process of change to pursue the collective interests of freedom for the Iranian Proletarians.