Marji and her friends make fun of this and other pro-government events at school.
Marji knocks on her parent's door and tells them she wants to demonstrate in the streets with them tomorrow instead of in the garden. Often, the seemingly contradictory natures of the two wars are brought into stark relief by Satrapi. It shows that even in the 'us' and 'them' scenario, 'them' often has many facets—and many individual faces.
Though fundamentalism and secularism compromise with each other to protect the country from an outside threat, national unity nonetheless remains impossible. Eby is surprised the two men know each other. The relationship reflects the extreme control that the party have manifested over people, who are ultimately reduced to detached machines.
Anoosh tells Marji his life story. God speaks to Marji every night. Growing up in Iran during the Iran-Iraq war, Marjane grows up in a family who is involved in the political unrest of Iran.
Satrapi uses the theme of conflict to demonstrate to the reader how this is of incidence.
When the students requested a male model—fully dressed, of course—so they could at least see and draw clothed human limbs, a vice cop instructed the students not to look at the model.
Persepolis 1 begins by introducing, Marji, the ten-year-old protagonist.