This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, at 7: New York Times, May 21,p. Being born into life inside a dangerous and violent country must have left her with memories that neither I nor many others could possibly imagine.
As for her native country, Satrapi stopped visiting Iran after her first book was published, concerned that her criticism of the regime might make it unsafe for her there.
Inspired, Satrapi created a book of black-and-white comic strips about living in Tehran from ages six to Even though everything turned out for the best, Satrapi still showed a daring amount of bravery to speak in front of an audience of military students. Ahmed-Ullah of the Chicago Tribune.
San Francisco Chronicle, August 29,p. Seattle Weekly, September 8, Toward the end of the book, war breaks out between Iran and Iraq, and her mother puts tape on the windows of the family home, anticipating correctly that Iraqi bombs will fall nearby.
Q3; June 22, You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. In art class, they had to draw women in head-to-toe chadors, and when she was sketching a clothed male model, she was scolded for staring at him too much. She was afraid the cadets would react angrily to her speech, in which she said she was against the war in Iraq.
In private, she and her friends dressed up, wore makeup, and dated, which gave them bad reputations among their more conservative classmates. Instead, the cadets she spoke to after the speech were open-minded about her point of view; one called her story inspiring.
With this point made evident, I find it very interesting that Marjane Satrapi would have accepted her invitation to give a speech at West Point, one of the top military schools in the country. Persepolis was published in France in two volumes in and Especially in scenes that revolve around military action or the most political aspects of the story, the artwork evokes the rhythmic, repetitive imagery common to Jazz Age art in the West.
It is a frank account of a long conversation in Tehran with her mother, aunt, and grandmother and their friends about men, love, and sex. Washington Post, November 28,p. The sequel, Persepolis 2: To her surprise, she is welcomed with respect and admiration from her audience.
You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. Sources Chicago Tribune, May 11, ; October 10,p. Adjar, Nathan Jeunesse, Yet Satrapi also expressed surprise and gratitude at how well American audiences received her. Village Voice, May 2, When the French government decided to ban Muslim girls from wearing veils in public school, in an attempt to keep the schools strictly secular, Satrapi wrote in the British newspaper the Guardian that even though she was very much opposed to the veil, she felt that forbidding girls from wearing veils was just as repressive as forcing them to wear them.
In the comic, Satrapi initially imagines what will happen once she arrives on the campus.InSatrapi spoke at the West Point military academy in the United States, where Instead, the cadets she spoke to after the speech were open-minded about her point of view; one called her story inspiring.
Oct 21, · The best-selling cartoonist talks about making the drawings for her new film, why graphic novels should really be called comics and the problem with being a. May 28, · Marjane Satrapi is the author, most recently, of “Embroideries,” a graphic novel.
Copyright The New York Times Company The New York Times Company. English Markossian Reading. STUDY. PLAY. David Mamet "The Rake: A Few Scenes from My Childhood" Marjane Satrapi "My Speech at West Point" Marjane Satrapi "The Graphic Memorist at Work" Azar Nafisi.
satrapi my speech at west point - Free download as Word Doc .doc), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. In Satrapi was invited to speak at West Point, a military base that was required to read her novel Persepolis.
She describes what she thought the trip would be like before and after it occurred in a comic strip called My Speech at West Point.Download