What makes Persepolis a Postmodern fiction?
Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis
is one of the most palatable examples of a postmodern genre
, an autobiographical novel in form of a comic book which tells the history of Iran from Marjane's point of view. Persepolis is a postmodern graphic novel
that blurs the boundaries between popular culture and high art
by mixing political history and autobiography in a comic-book version. Marjane uses the medium of a graphic novel
to share her own story.
Throughout the story the reader watches Marjane's highs (love, family, and friends) and lows (break ups, deaths, fears) and Satrapi continuously narrates how her past, her life through the Iranian revolution shaped the person she has become.
Persepolis can be categorized as a memoir as it focuses on a series of related events, includes a sense of higher emotional levels, and have descriptions of events that show they are significant.