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


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.