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Persepolis Movie Notes

10 Nov

Notes:                                                                     Connections/explanations/similarities/differences:

*female freedom in Iran vs. Pakistan – Majrane and her mom and grandma live modern lives, Malala’s mom can’t read

*personal account publically published – book/Nobel Prize/movement vs. graphic novel and movie

*strong personalities — both Malala and Marjane are headstrong and independent and fight for what they believe in from a young age

*religion and nationalism — both worlds deal with unstable government and religious influences, both girls are exposed to violence and bloodshed

*strong male role models — Marji (Uncle Anoush), Malala (her father)

*religion – Marji renounces religion when her uncle is killed.  Malala is very devout and religious (girls in bras in that English movie upset her)

*influenced by gender — Malala uses skin lightening creams, Marji dreams of shaving her legs

*anti-Western sentiment — veiled women attacking Marji for her Michael Jackson pin, Nike shoes, punk jacket.  For Malala, Taliban sends letter to Malala’s school saying the girls are acting western/inappropriate for going on a fieldtrip

*anti-American sentiment — wall mural in Persepolis of Statue of Liberty with skeleton face.  For Malala, there are propaganda stories like Polio vaccines make women sterile and that’s what the US wants, or the US created the big earthquake with underwater technology

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25 responses to “Persepolis Movie Notes

  1. alma

    November 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Marji and Malala were woken up in the middle of the night because of the bombs

     
  2. eh1030

    November 10, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Marijane spoke out for all women to not change the lengths of the women’s clothing, not having anymore cover ups to there body and to not change the style.

     
    • eh1030

      November 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      Just as how much Malala spoke out for all women about getting educated.

       
  3. ernesto

    November 10, 2014 at 11:54 am

    1. when she was younger her grandmother told her to be careful with guys because they can be traders Marjane had bad experiences with her boyfriends. they would cheat on her.

    2.as Marjane grows up, she witnesses first how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalist,has become a repressive tyranny on its own.

     
    • ernesto

      November 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      haroon tells malala that he loves her, malala does not like it so she tells her dad and her dad speaks with him from there he never saw him again. malala got really upset.

       
    • ernesto

      November 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Islamic revolution 1979 reintroduced a religious state through the age of 14 when Iran war forced her parents to send her to Europe for safety.

       
  4. jasmincee

    November 10, 2014 at 11:55 am

    1. the book and the movie – Both are trying to receive a democracy but are both using violence
    2. during the revolution arrests and extinctions took apart daily

     
    • jasmincee

      November 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      in malala people would always be getting whipped even in public

       
  5. Genesis Neiby Catherine

    November 10, 2014 at 11:56 am

    1. Marji was a girl who was in favor of revenge however, Malala wasn’t even after she got shot revenge never came across her mind.

    2. Both Marjane and Malala at some point were force to cover themselves which neither of them enjoyed doing.

     
  6. thalia nava

    November 10, 2014 at 11:56 am

    1.As a young child, Marjane would already tell her relatives that she would grow up to be a prophet. Even though she is little, her character shows that she is very smart and her actions show it. She acts older than her age and comprehends every discussion that the adults have. Like Malala, she was also very mature for her age.

    2.The grocery scene in the film where Marjane’s mother was approached by a man because she wasn’t wearing her veil (the right way). He calls her a women and she defends herself by saying she is a “ma’am”. The man gives her a scary look and proclaims that he kills women just like her. this reminded me of the scene in the Malala book where Malala is accompanied by her mother at the store and a man approaches them as well but Malala’s mom defends herself as the women she is.

     
  7. kmoran101

    November 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Marjane didn’t bother to finish her education and she got married to a man but later on she is unsatisfied about her marriage. Which she had many opportunities to attend school , unlike Malala she didn’t have that opportunity because the Taliban would bomb schools.

     
    • kmoran101

      November 10, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Malala had to hide her books from them. If the Taliban found out that girls who attended to school they would throw acid on their faces.

       
  8. issmichelle2

    November 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Marji was being told it was wrong to dress “modernized” – she wore nike sneakers , leather jacket, and listen to western music,

    W\hen people were extremely sick they weren’t allowed to leave the country to get treated & they were told that if God wanted to better them it will happen upon his will

    Malala- watched ugly betty, twilight, listen to Justin Bieber music , she didn’t wear her burqa , she bought her clothes at the bizzar.

    In Pakistan if people got sick they had to drive hours away from their town to get treated

     
  9. Erika

    November 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

    -Malala had to fight for her education, and Marji didn’t care about her education.
    -Even though Marji is not allowed to do many things like dressing punk she likes the music anyways like a normal girl teenager this relates to Malala liking Justin Bieber.

     
    • Erika

      November 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Marji’s pop culture is Iron Maiden and Michael Jackson.

       
  10. jose espinoza

    November 10, 2014 at 11:59 am

    both girls like american things like bands and clothing .

     
    • jose espinoza

      November 10, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      malala like justin beiber and marji like iron maiden as well as both of them wanted to dress like american girls.

       
  11. Amanda Olivos

    November 10, 2014 at 11:59 am

    •Malalas father and Marjane father are alike because they both want their daughters to be safe and get an education.

    •I noticed that Pakistan doesn’t allow girls to go to school at all but in Iran they did not stop the girls from going to school. Malala can get in trouble for going to school and Marjane does not get stopped from police to go to school.

     
  12. mayradestiny

    November 10, 2014 at 11:59 am

    In the movie I believe the people wanted to go against democracy because all they wanted is film and stand up for freedom of there country and in the book Malala actually Malala spoke up by herself and was shot in the head.

     
    • mayradestiny

      November 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      In the movie I believe the people wanted to go against democracy because all they wanted is film and stand up for freedom of there country and in the movie they would have people pretesting for freedom and in the book Malala, Malala spoke up by herself and was shot in the head for speaking up and defending rights.

       
  13. benitomayorazgo

    November 10, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Marjanes personality is described as an outspoken person and a curious girl who likes to ask questions. She is similar to Malala in that regard.
    Marjane was ashamed from her nationality from Iran unlike Malala she had pride on her nationality.

     
  14. Robert C

    November 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Malala always was proud of who she was and where she came from while marjane was ashamed to be Iranian.
    Malala is a girl who loves education and wants to just be able to go to school while marjane is smart and just blows off school to do other things of less importance.

     
    • Robert C

      November 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      marjane had a cruel sense of humor towards the little boy wanting to hit him with nails while malala just wanted to be able to play outside

       
  15. alyssar76

    November 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    She went to a party and the police came and the girls changed into pajamas and the guys were hiding. The police ran after the men and they all jumped to get away, but one didn’t make it and fell of the roof.
    In Malala’s book she talks about girls who aren’t aloud to go to school, so instead of men being attacked its the girls.

     
  16. jessicavaldivia22

    November 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Marjane was living in the time where Iran was starting to be very strict about the dress code for women. First they started to tell women how to dress and what to wear, which they wanted to do to limit their rights.They were also told how to act and how to raise a family. This relates to Malala because they were told that women couldn’t go out and shop for clothes and had to be wearing their headbands. So both women rights are being taken over.

     

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