The story was set in Tehran, Iran during the revolution of 1980-1988. The main characters in the story are Satrapi, and her mom and dad. From the age of six, Satrapi witnessed her parents participate in demonstrations against the Islamic regime and always wanted to join into the fight of women's rights and equality. She was steadily informed on the current events happening from past and present stories from her father, mother, and grandmother. As time moved on, their country started changing laws on like how women should wear veils out in public, not being able to leave the country (set boarders), and how you must obey the government at all times. Satrapi witnessed killings, nuclear bombings, and political disputes. Soon she grew up, at age 14 living in fear of her town being destroyed and debating if should leave and live or stay and fight for her country. At the end of the book her parents decided to ship her off to France to a school to get a better education, and leaves with a broken heart...to be continuted
The theme of this story is that no matter what was going on in the world, corruption, violence,distruction, you have to remember what your values are. You have to remember your cultural background.
This book was really good to me. I usually can't focus on a good book with just alot of clumped up words, but with the images and comments that the characters say is very cool. Some may look at it and say there it wouldn't have that much information in a graphic novel but it has alot of imformation to learn about.