An Analysis of Perspective and Belonging in the Modern Graphic Novel

With Specific Reference to Marjane Satrapi's 'The Complete Persepolis' - a Coming of Age Tale in Revolutionary Iran

  • Sophie Hall Nottingham Trent University

Abstract

In this article, I will discuss Satrapi’s use of the graphic novel medium to create a unique perspective that is not only accessible but empathic to a western audience. Her use of the autobiographical ‘I’ and visual story telling gives a reader from any background a unique privileged insight into her childhood and ultimately her perspective. I will reference Satrapi’s ‘The complete Persepolis,’ as both a post-colonial text and as a memoir. 

Published
2021-01-18
How to Cite
HALL, Sophie. An Analysis of Perspective and Belonging in the Modern Graphic Novel. Literary Cultures, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, jan. 2021. ISSN 2516-3310. Available at: <https://journals.ntu.ac.uk/index.php/litc/article/view/328>. Date accessed: 08 feb. 2023.