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From Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, translated by Mattias Ripa & Blake Ferris, translation
Copyright (c) 2003 by L'Association, Paris, France. Used by permission of Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc.



How is Islam represented in the book?  What inferences does Satrapi make about faith and fundamentalism?

 Marji starts as a very religious person but her views change as events unfold. What might cause a loss of faith?

What qualities unite or make for differences between religion and government? Should they be more or less intertwined than they are in Iran? In the United States?


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