Marjane

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Marjane Satrapi has lived through war. She is still growing up in the ongoing Iran and Iraq war. The image on the page 6 shows the two different perspectives. These two images conflict each other. In the left side of the image, it shows Marjane’s future living in freedom without any restrictions to follow. She can go to school and learn whatever she wants to. On the right side of the image it shows Marjane wearing a veil to cover her hair. Because of the extremist people in power. Girls are not allowed to be free. They are always supposed to be guided by a man every time and should be covered from head to toe. They are restricted to do anything that they used to do before. These images show how today too girls are living in the fear without any freedom at all. If they do not follow these rules they have to lose their life. The society is compressed by these extremist governments. They force the people to follow these rules in the name of religion. Marjane’s mom and dad were against these rules, they were modern and they did not accept women wearing the veil all the time. However they had to follow those rules whenever they had to leave the house. And when they were inside their house they would not wear them where no one can see. They used to party secretly; this helped them to forget what was happening around for a while. They figured out the way to have fun with some of the close friends and family.
These two images are very contradicting to each other. In one image shows the government oppressing the people in the name of religion and forcing them to follow the rules and in the other image is about freedom where everyone can do whatever they want does not matter if religious or…...

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