Persepolis

The frame that I found most interesting was the depiction of the “Class photo” where all the girls in their veils are illustrated sitting in the same exact position. While one might think they all look the same, I found it interesting that the only thing that is similar in the frame are the veils and body positions.Everything else is different. It seems as though Satrapi made the decision to deliberately make each girls facial expression distinctive from the others. Also, each girl seems to have their own hairstyle that’s different from the others as well.

I think this is symbolic of individuality. While it may seem like the veil wearing and posing in the same position might represent a form of unity, Satrapi’s illustration seems to point out that we are all not the same, and therefore, we cannot all live our lives the same way.

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