Persepolis book and movie comparison

During her stay in tehran, satrapi studied at the lycee francais and left for vienna and later strasbourg for studies in decorative arts. Persepolis by marjane satrapi plot summary litcharts. In persepolis, marjane shows us that her family is just like any others. It seemed the ideal choice, and as i started to read it in the shop, i ended up buying the book with my finger still inside to keep my page. The details that are included in the book make the story bring more emotion to the reader for the fact that everything is explained, even the smallest details. The absolutely true diary of a parttime indian by s.

Persian had a very diverse number of land formations, ranging from plateaus, rainforests, plains, deserts, and mountain ranges which each hold a unique balance of flora and fauna, and a climate that measures from hot and dry to moist and tropical. I, like many people my age these days, did not read enough when i was little. A comparison of the movie and the book before and after. Persepolis is a comic book describing the struggle of an iranian girl under extremist governments. But even though individual issues werent printed, the chapter structure of the novel mimics the episodic way it might have been. Only a child, she is thrust into a whirlwind of change that she cannot possible. Superbly elegant and simple, it is based on the comicbook series by the franco iranian artist marjane satrapi, a comingofage story that i can.

The film slightly better portrayed the feelings involved throughout the story simply because there were voice overs so the viewers had a chance to put voices to the faces and words in the books. A brief comparison of the current situation within iran and how it is connected to the iranian revolution is also necessary. Persepolis is an emotionally powerful, dramatically enthralling autobiographical gem, and the films simple black and white images are effective and bold. Marjane satrapi says she wrote her book persepolis because after she fled iran following the islamic revolution, people kept asking her what. Persepolis brings a particular graphic style to the autobiographical narrative. The notable thing is that, as is mostly expected when a book is adapted into a movie, the persepolis movie also deviates from the book in certain ways. That was the iran that marjane satrapi was born into in 1969, and it was the iran that ended in the late 1970s with the fall and exile of the shah. Persepolis, by contrast, dances with drama and insouciant wit.

While the book attempts to tell the dramatic story of marji satrapi, the film intends to more directly educate the viewer about iranian historyleaving out many scenes of marji in austria. Why its difficult to make a movie from a comic book mpr news. The first chapter of the book, the veil opens with the. Overall, the film does an excellent job at depicting the historical facts of the revolution while giving the reader much more graphic imagery. The books introduction begins with a brief history of the nation of iran. Throughout both we were able to clearly understand what a difficult childhood she lived and we were able to get a sense of what her life was like. She refers to a secular prerevolutionary time through contrast, the oppressive characteristics of the fundamentalist government upon women in specifics. When comparing the book and movie of persepolis, there are many resembling instances. It was written and directed by satrapi in collaboration with vincent paronnaud.

Some of these comic books, like persepolis, are later remade into movies. Persepolis is a graphic novel in case you dont know, this is like a longformat comic book. Violence, forgiveness, and justice theme in persepolis. A graphic novel is a fancy term for really long comic book. In powerful blackandwhite comic strip images, satrapi tells the story of her life in tehran from ages six to fourteen, years. Named after the capital city of the persian empire, the book is an autobiographical tale set during the islamic revolution of. The visual style for the movie was the same as the book, both were comics. Persepolis is an absolutely amazing book, filled with happiness, grief and moments of childhood in a world where all children are forced to grow up. The first two french volumes were translated and reprinted together in the american volume persepolis. He tells her the history of their family while also providing an interesting comparison. Marjane satrapis persepolis is a memoir, in cartoon form, of her experience as a young girl growing up in. The film rendition of the book is exactly like the book.

In the beginning of the movie, i do not think i would have grasped. In this way, persepolis is a both a memoir of marjane satrapis early life, and a history book of the political, social, and cultural upheavals of iran since the late 1970s. Persepolis is a 2007 adult animated film based upon the marjane satrapi autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. Please use this display as a guideline and modify as needed.

In the graphic novel, marjane falsely accuses a man who happened to be an innocent bystander. Read persepolis, the graphic novel on which the film was based. A story of return, brilliantly illustrates a comingofage story, where young marji struggles with her iranian identity and history, all the while dealing with her frustration and loneliness in vienna. The film version of persepolis stays true to the overall tone and style of the graphic novel, yet, its intention is slightly different. The book versus the movie definition and history of fundamentalism religious fundamentalism concept in the. The most common form of a movie adaptation is the use of a novel, such as the book persepolis, written by marjane satrapi, written as a childhood memoir. In this book, satrapi reminisces her life in tehran during the islamic revolution and the iraniraq war a time of oppression and dejection. Persepolis explores what its like to grow up in iran, and to be misunderstood no matter where you go simply because of where you came from.

The old persian city of persepolis is located in the fars province of modernday iran. Nov 20, 2007 persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl in iran during the islamic revolution. As a result, though my reading comprehension is good, my reading speed is below collegelevel standards. The movie shares a number of similarities with the book. As a child, marji is a young girl living in tehran with dreams of being a prophet and an emulator of bruce lee. This marks the beginning of years of political and religious turmoil in iran. What are the main differences marjane notices between living in vienna and living in iran. As a whole, persepolis has been very well received, landing on times best comics of 2003 list and newsweeks ten best fiction books of the decade, as well as being adapted into an equally wellreceived movie in 2007. Narrated by chiara mastroianni as the adult marjane, the alternatingly funny and heartbreaking story chronicles how marjanes immediate family kept their ideals under increasingly. Persepolis 2 also includes satrapis return to iran where she attends college.

Sitting down to smoke a cigarette, she remembers her life as a girl in 1978 at the age of 9. Because the book is both graphics and text, its visual difference from the film is less than in a film adaptation of a textonly work, like prouxs. In persepolis, both the movie and the book were able to portray the main idea of satrapi. The first chapter of the book, the veil opens with the description of marji, 10, in. Based on an autobiographical comic book by marjane satrapi, the story concerns marji voiced as.

In most of our lives, there has been a time that we have encountered a coming of age experience. Persepolis by marjane satrapi and vincent paronnaud core. This movie has been translated into three languages, but the original was done in french. While the book attempts to tell the dramatic story of marji satrapi, the film intends to more directly educate the viewer about iranian historyleaving out. This style is meant to represent a childlike understanding of the world since the novel follows satrapis own childhood. Diodorus siculus, a greek historian, writing between 60 and 30 bc, detailed its destruction in his famous work, bibliotheca. Persepolis is a autobiographical series of bande dessinees french comics by marjane. The movie is all cartoons, which is something that i found interesting. The most common form of a movieadaptation is the use of a novel, such as the book persepolis, written by marjane satrapi, written as a childhood memoir. The most important change for me was the scene where marjane falsely accuses the man of indecency. Apr 05, 20 with persepolis, there were certain differences between the graphic novel and the movie that made me feel disappointed, rather than impressed, with the film. The film begins in an airport where marjane satrapi is unable to board a plane to iran. Hamlet compare and contrast the book and the movie after watching the ethan hawke version of hamlet and reading the play in class i concluded that there was many differences and was similar at some part. But that is expected as the book is what gives birth to the movie.

The author of the book was born on the edge of the caspian sea in iran and grew up in tehran. A movieadaptation is the transfer of a written work. Iran remains a land of nomadic peoples until the seventh century b. Differences between the graphic novel and film, persepolis, by. Political structure of persepolis 793 words 4 pages. The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the iranian revolution. May 09, 2012 the film rendition of the book is exactly like the book. Jan 17, 2008 it might seem that her story is too large for one 98minute film, but persepolis tells it carefully, lovingly and with great style. She paints a thick inky blackonwhite, in a fauxnaif pastiche of east and west. Superbly elegant and simple, it is based on the comicbook series by the francoiranian artist marjane satrapi, a comingofage story that i can. The subject is linked to the title of the book because.

The historical body count by the end of persepolis is enormous. Based on writerdirector marjane satrapis awardwinning graphic novel, persepolis closely follows her life as she comes of age in iran during the islamic revolution. Apr 17, 2009 when comparing the book and movie of persepolis, there are many resembling instances. Differences between the graphic novel and film, persepolis. Persepolis book vs persepolis movie essay 538 words bartleby.

Juxtaposing her childhood ambitions is the general. In the movie, the man does stare at her butt and only stops when he is caught staring. The story is about a young marjane growing up in iran during the shah. Iran is first given the name ayryana vaejo, which means the origin of the aryans, by seminomadic indoeuropean invaders who come to the land in the second millennium b. Once the capital of iran, persepolis was located in the southwest of the country, only the ruins of which now remain. The title persepolis is a reference to the ancient capital of the persian empire. With this adaptation come both benefits and drawbacks, and this essay. Compare and contrast the book and the film, look for similarities and differences in how the same. The story follows author and director, marjane satrapi, through her young childhood years into her life as an adult during the islamic revolution.

This proves to be another coming of age factor in the book and it is very well portrayed in the film as well. As a graphic novel, the book uses text and drawings to tell the story. If you havent read it yet, persepolis traces the life of an iranian girl named marji, who. A major achievement in comics narrative, marjane satrapis first major work persepolis debuted in france in 2000 to great fanfare. Wicked tells us the story of the wicked witch of the west. By reading the book and discussing in class little by little as we our reading progressed really helped me to get a better view on the movie. Persepolis and the iranian revolution freebooksummary. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine year old marjane that we see a peoples hopes dashed. Originally published in french, the graphic memoir has been translated to many other languages, including english. It is a cartoon, as the book is a comic, and it is also in french. Her mother and father have their similarities and their differences.

By the end of the book, marjane expresses her sorrow that we could have avoided it all, indicating a. Then there are those of us who have somewhat of a traumatizing. Apr 12, 2012 in persepolis, both the movie and the book were able to portray the main idea of satrapi. Both have the same characters, the same sequence and the same dialogue.

The autobiography is effectively transmitted because, even though the images do not tell the story by themselves, they help the reader visualize it. Persepolis opens right after the 1979 iranian revolution, which results in the downfall of the americanbacked dictator known as the shah of iran and leads to the rise of the religious hardliners who establish the oppressive islamic republic. Persepolis the book i, like many people my age these days, did not read enough when i was little. A comparison of the movie antz and the book brave new world. For this reason, you might want to consider one of the following approaches to writing your paper. Editions of the complete persepolis by marjane satrapi. Comparison and contrast persepolis the film and the comic book. Marjane satrapi describes how she used to attend a french coeducational and nonreligious school, but. And while they may fight sometimes, they still love each other and will do anything for each other.

In the beginning of the movie, i do not think i would have grasped the. I believe that if i had viewed the movie without reading the graphic novel, i would have considered it to be a great film. This movie has been translated into three languages, but. We mature from young girls or boys to women and men. His facial expression gave no indication of guilt of any kind. Its 1980 in iran, and marjane satrapi isnt rocking out to michael jackson or watching dallas.

The theme in persepolis is to be aware of where you came from and the history of your family and also the culture that you live by. And were still waiting for a book on gargamel to tell us why the guy hates smurfs so much. Apr 23, 2020 the film version of persepolis stays true to the overall tone and style of the graphic novel, yet, its intention is slightly different. As in any book, persepolis is greatly detailed but even with the minimal amount of words and numerous pictures satrapi used because of its comic nature. Satrapi, marjane,satrapi, marjane,the complete persepolis marjane satrapi. David miller oppression on women in margaret atwoods the handmaids tale and marjane satrapis persepolis marjane satrapi, in persepolis writes about a memoir of a little girl growing in iran. Persepolis is loosely based on the life of satrapi.

Graphic novel after viewing the movie version of persepolis, i only felt disappointment. Persepolis, first a graphic novel, was later produced into an animated biographical film. The title of a book can tell you a lot about the authors idea behind the story. These citations may not conform precisely to your selected citation style. I will tell you which one i like best and which movie. The title of persepolis itself places the text directly in the turbulent ancient history of iran. An analysis of the graphic novel, persepolis, by marjane satrapi, compared to the film with the same title with messages of revolution, war and. The film was codirected by marjane satrapi and vincent paronnaud.

A fascinating and wholly unexpected take on irans islamic revolution beginning in the 1970s, persepolis is an enthralling, animated feature about a spirited young woman who spends her life trying to deal with the consequences of her nations history. Persepolis is an emotionally powerful, dramatically enthralling autobiographical gem, and the films simple blackandwhite images are effective and bold. I will look at the books that came first and then look at their subsequent movie adaptations. More this paper has been submitted by user laylamiller who studied at the university of tennessee at martin, usa, with average gpa 3. May 11, 2003 persepolis, by contrast, dances with drama and insouciant wit.

Persepolis is, in its way, a hymn to the enduring influence of family, particularly during a time in which the state is attempting to seize all hearts, minds and instincts for itself. Persepolis was written as a graphic novel, not as individual issues. It is infinitely more interesting than the witless comingofage western girls we meet in animated films. A comparison of the book and the movie persepolis kibin. The film persepolis is originated from the comic book.

Persepolis analysis the graphic novel persepolis, by marjane satrapi, is a autobiography describing her childhood in iran and her early life and studies in europe. Persepolis book vs persepolis movie essay 538 words. Persepolis is the first book in a graphic novel series about the childhood of marjane satrapi, the author of this book. The movie was good but was very different than the play. Persepolis is a autobiographical series of bande dessinees french comics by marjane satrapi that depicts her childhood up to her early adult years in iran during and after the islamic revolution. The main idea being for us to look at how satrapi evolved into a grown women with struggles along the way.

With critical accolades abounding, its understandable why academia would want to include it into canon. Satrapi the importance of stories in the persons life according to persepolis persepolis. The story is about a young marjane growing up in iran during the shah dynasty, iranian revolution, and iraniraq war during the late 1970s and early 1980s. But that was the norm in the middle east and in an arc stretching up to the soviet union. The story of a return community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. So, of course, the images are essential to the text. A comparison the movies king kong 1 and the king kong part 2. The book versus the movie was written and submitted by your fellow student. Apr 20, 2017 in this way, persepolis is a both a memoir of marjane satrapis early life, and a history book of the political, social, and cultural upheavals of iran since the late 1970s. A comparison posted on november 15, 20 by angela ho marjane satrapis book, persepolis 2. Persepolis opens with the implementation of a government policy, that of the wearing of the veil, which on the political level captures the repressiveness of the islamic republic and for marjane in particular encapsulates throughout her childhood a symbolic shrouding of her desires for freedom and selfexpression. Uncle anoosh appears briefly in marjane satrapis persepolis, yet he has quite an impact on young marjane.

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