|Fig 1. Film Poster|
The themes in Persepolis focuses on how war can drastically affect the lives at the centre of the conflict as well as what it leaves behind, such as how Marji sees first hand the death and destruction that is made during the war, and how her outspokenness and interests in punk and metal music could in fact land her into deep trouble with the authorities, she is sent away to Austria so she can be herself. This presents a political idea that war has led to a strict regime of rules that affect how people can be themselves. The story follows on to show Marji travelling from place to place, falling into depression, and divorce, and how she is developing of coping without her family for guidance, who she soon returns home to. After the death of a friend due to the authorites chasing them, she is sent away once again, and is forced to promise not to return. She does so and narrates that this would be the last time she would see her grandmother, whom she was very close to.
|Fig 2. Marji's Western interests|
Overall the animation style is very enjoyable to watch, with the comedy elements as well as the very appealing art style, which allows for a great amount of storytelling which explores the very serious topics of depression, war, oppression, and how war affects an entirety of people and how the main character has to develop in these circumstances.
Fig 1. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0b/Persepolis_film.jpg
Fig 2. http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/1persepolis0118.jpg