First Advisor

Priya Kapoor

Date of Award

Fall 2022

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This research analyzes the use of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novels: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (2003) and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (2003) and her film Persepolis (2007) in regard to how media can teach history and political unrest and protestation, and how much of what is occurring in present day Iran of protests in regard to the death of Masha Amini and how the use of the hajib, while often a western feminist construct used to establish “orientalism “ of Muslim women, also is a deeply rooted metaphor of the restrictions of women in Iran and the consequences of those who do not follow the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iranian Morality Police.


© 2022 by Alexander J. Ham-Kucharski


Created for INTL 380 Fall 2022

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