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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Period 1 and 2: Symbols in "Persepolis"

Hey, all!! I hope you're enjoying your break!! I would be remiss if I didn't give you one blog assignment over these twelve days. :-) It'll be due when we get back on Monday, January 4th.

For this assignment, I'd like you to consider Marjane Satrapi's use of symbols in Persepolis, particularly in the chapters "The Sheep" and "The Key." I'd like you to choose one of these two chapters, and discuss both the item's literal meaning and how it applies to the Iranian people's ability to be manipulated by the government.

Please include the following:
  • The literal application of either the sheep or the key to the corresponding chapter in Persepolis.
  • Your opinion of how this item is used as a symbol in the text.
  • At least three specific examples of the symbol's application in the text.
  • Complete sentences
  • Proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Your name
Happy New Year!!

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