Persepolis

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Persepolis, was one of the most captivating and intriguing pieces I have ever read on the history of the region. The approach by which the history is tackled from such a personal and relatable perspective was considerably different to the academic or systematic approach many take in writing about the historical significance of wars or the impact of the wars on those living in the countries involved. Persepolis was especially refreshing due to its formatting as a comic – a form of novella with which I had not perviously considered outside the marvel world. It was entertaining to read a work of non-fiction yet appreciate the illustrations associated. Not only did I find the story to become more captivating when the emotive elements were conveyed via an cartoonist interpretation, but the story became a flow of sequential images instead of words. I felt like relaying a story in this manner permits the unspoken intricacies to be conveyed without the cumbersome explanations sometimes required in the literary conveying of difficult to explain notions. The use of animations drove the motivation for the reflective piece above. The intention was to depict a journey from a dark and murky beginning which leads deep into civilization. The contrast between the life she lived at home and the life she lived in the public eye is conveyed here too. 

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