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PERSEPOLIS CHAPTER 1
The Veil (p. 3)
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. They have a maid (which is a luxury) and they don t let her eat with them. which is an expensive car. The Satrapis are wealthy and modern.What can you infer about the Satrapis from 6/6-7? Explain how you came to this conclusion. They also have a cadillac.
.What can you infer about Marji from 6/6-8 & 7/5? Explain how you came to this conclusion. She knows she is wealthy. she doesn t want old people to be in pain. If she could make her own religion everyone would have the luxuries she has. Also. Marji wants everyone to be equal and healthy.
Why was Marji s mom scared about the fact that her picture was taken at the demonstration? List 2 details from the scene that led you to your answer. Marji's mom was scared because she had been documented disagreeing with the revolutionaries. Marji s mom was caught going against the revolutionaries (which can be dangerous) by saying she doesn t like the veil. . The revolutionaries are forcing women to wear the veil.
The girls are upset because they don't like the Revolution and its results.Why are the girls upset in the first 2 frames of the story. Page 3 says the Revolution just started before the picture was taken. . but the Revolution says they have to wear it. List three details from pgs. They don t like wearing the veil. 3 & 4 that led you to this conclusion.
Marji and her friends don t want to wear the veil. However. they are forced to wear the veil. which tells me the veil goes against freedom. partly because they don t know why they have to.What does the veil symbolize? Explain how you came to this conclusion. so they play with it like it s a toy. The veil symbolizes oppression (being held back/forced to do something you don t want to). 5/1 shows people against the veil shouting freedom . Also. .
. This book is going to be about oppression and what happens when people are oppressed.What can you infer from the fact that the author chose to start this graphic novel with a chapter about The Veil ? Explain how you came to this conclusion. The veil symbolizes oppression and since this is the opening chapter I assume it represents the rest of the book.
. Marji is torn between modernity and religion.What can you infer about Marji from 6/1? Explain how you came to this conclusion. She says she doesn't know what to think about the veil because she's religious and modern at the same time. Her family is modern.