Sarah Abdulmajeed Dr. Jeff Shalan December 15, 2017 English 102-303 Freedom of Expression It is so difficult to understand any law forcing families to change their way of living. In the book Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi a lot of things happened and more changes in the way of living during the Revolution. The book of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi was written based on her childhood memories through her eyes as a child. Marjane tried to explain the hard life, she had to change her ways and getting in trouble for expressing herself with the things she liked. It not just Marjane who faced changes but other families as well and even the society as a whole. Although there were many changes in the lifestyles of many, there was a great impact on the military, women, education and in many adolescents. A lot of women had to change during the war. When the Revolution started, women had to wear veils over their heads. It was a change for them, no one was used to. The Iran Revolution was a major event during Marjane life, being a kid coming of age in the midst of political turmoil, social upheaval and war. Marjane a small kid role in life changes over the span of the novel. The book, Persepolis tale by Marjane Satrapi a powerful story her survival in Iran revolution. Her family was politically very dynamic, being involved with both the Communist and Socialist developments in Iran prior to the Iranian Revolution. Even though, a lot of thing happened to women changed their life during the war. When the Revolution, started women had to wear veils on their head. Women did not use to it, it was a big change for them. Marjane said that “We didn’t like to wear the veil, especially since we didn’t understand why we had to” (3). Most of the young girls did not take the veils seriously because they did not use to it. Women forced to do a lot of thing they did not want to do. Some of the women did not say anything they just accepted it and like the veil as is. Women lost their rights. Manjane mintion how she did not know how to express her style front of people without getting into trouble. As a child who lived in a war and growing up during the time of the Iranian revolution. The war in Iran plays a huge role in Marjane life since it blends up emotions inside her. Marjane’s connection with Western culture, and conduct in school was extremely awful. Growing up in Iran makes it so difficult for Marjane and her family to express themselves. Marjane grows up when Western culture is being vilified. Marjane says no music, no movies, no theater. Rather, she secretly uses American rock music to communicate. “Get real. Up to a certain age, you need your parents, then later, they need you.” (123) That’s what Marjane said and believes it as a strong kid. She always need her family and they always need her. Her family supported her and stayed at her side. during the war, Marjane felt that she was expected to counter more than she had done before in her life. Western culture and history appear in Persepolis tale by Marjan In the Iranian capital city of Tehran, during this day, the nation of Iran was experiencing major political changes that would always show signs of change the social and political scenes of the country. During this time, a social and political development referred to history specialists as the Iranian unrest had been expanding prevalence as the representing government of the Shah had lost help from residents. It is scary to think and see things changing in your country as for Iranian Revolution. It also feels bad when you read about how many people were forced to leave their own country just for saving themselves. Marjan was one of these people who left her country with the help of her family because the danger and also to protect her. “I think that the reason we were so rebellious was that our generation had known secular schools.” (98) Marjan states this quote that the power of education is to let people free from superstition of religion of political. Although in the novel, Marjane parents gave her all the freedom and they let her learn to finish her education. Here, Marjane sees the root of her rebellious nature as being rooted in the education that she had received before the regime took over. In an earlier chapter, Marjane’s Uncle Anoosh claims that the Iranian people allowed the Islamic regime to come to power because they were uneducated and illiterate and needed a strong symbolism in order to bring order to the country. By becoming educated, Marjane sees the power of her family to reject the strictures of the regime and to rebel against its brutality. Moreover, Marjane bad behavior proceeds as she turns into a dissident in her school by hitting the principal when she needed to check her wrists for any bracelets. In addition, Marjane continues with her bad behavior in her new school by telling off the teacher. In any case, there appears to a be a major shift her actions after the long talk she had with her parents since she does not want to end up dead and she was told that she was going be sent off to another school in a different country. With this, Marjane collected some of her stuff and gave it away to a few of her friends so they would remember her; this may speak to that she wishes she could stay and that she will miss them beyond all doubt. In conclusion, there were a lot of changes during the Revolution. Women lost their freedom. School became harder and they teach students false information. The life became unfair. During the revolution a lot of boys and girls has been sent off to different countries and left their families. Marjane was one of these girls, she left her country for better future and to save herself.