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* DarkerAndEdgier: The Movie. While the book is by no means light fare, it's presented more matter-of-factly. The movie makes good use of the benefit of timing and sound.
** Most noteworthy, the movie changes Adult!Marjane's reason for leaving the country for good from her disgust at the fundamentalist propaganda rubbing off on her friends to fleeing for her life when the police chase one of her friends off a building and leave him for dead (which did happen in the book, but was not a decisive factor).

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The Movie. While the book is by no means light fare, it's presented more matter-of-factly. The the movie makes good use of the benefit of timing and sound.
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sound to present it's story less-matter-of-factly. Most noteworthy, the movie changes Adult!Marjane's reason for leaving the country for good from her disgust at the fundamentalist propaganda rubbing off on her friends to fleeing for her life when the police chase one of her friends off a building and leave him for dead (which did happen in the book, but was not a decisive factor).


* ArtEvolution: Marjane's art in the first few pages is strikingly different from the rest of the book. Compare [[http://rethinking.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/persep.jpg this]] with [[http://www.sacredchaos.com/readings/images/satrapi_persepolis_2_punk_1.jpg this]]. The shading grew cleaner, the lines thicker, and the anatomy much, much better.

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* ArtEvolution: Marjane's Satrapi's art in the first few pages is strikingly different from the rest of the book. Compare [[http://rethinking.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/persep.jpg this]] with [[http://www.sacredchaos.com/readings/images/satrapi_persepolis_2_punk_1.jpg this]]. The shading grew cleaner, the lines thicker, and the anatomy much, much better.


* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Invoked by the Iranian fundamentalists, who believe that the only way to keep women pure is by covering their hair. It's logical extreme is shown in the book when Marjane tries to visit the mayor's deputy on three separate occasions, but can't get past the door until her head is all but completely covered and she's wearing no makeup.

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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Invoked by the Iranian fundamentalists, who believe that the only way to keep women pure is by covering their hair. It's Its logical extreme is shown in the book when Marjane tries to visit the mayor's deputy on three separate occasions, but can't get past the door until her head is all but completely covered and she's wearing no makeup.


* FagHag: For a while, Marjane lives together with eight gay guys in a commune apartment. While their screentime is brief, they're portrayed as being all-around NiceGuys and some of the most tolerant and open-minded people that she meets in Vienna.

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* FagHag: For a while, Marjane lives together with eight gay guys in a commune apartment. While their screentime is brief, they're portrayed as being all-around NiceGuys {{Nice Guy}}s and some of the most tolerant and open-minded people that she meets in Vienna.



-->''Taji:'' You know what they do to the young girls they arrest?...You know that it's against the law to kill a virgin. So a Guardian of the Revolution marries her...''and [[PrisonRape takes her virginity]] before executing her.'' '''Do you understand what that means?!'''

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-->''Taji:'' -->'''Taji''': You know what they do to the young girls they arrest?...You know that it's against the law to kill a virgin. So a Guardian of the Revolution marries her...''and [[PrisonRape takes her virginity]] before executing her.'' '''Do you understand what that means?!'''


* LighterAndSofter: Marjane's [[spoiler:suicide attempt. In the book, she describes sleeping off her antidepressants for a few days, waking up and hallucinating for hours, and going to her therapist for advice. It's mildly PlayedForLaughs because she attempted to get drunk and cut her wrist with a pear knife before, but still sobering in how it took a HappilyFailedSuicide for her to recover from depression. In the film, she sees God and Karl Marx, and God tells her she has so much more to live for, sending her back to the real world. Cue Marjane waking up with a fierce DeathGlare and taking life by the throat while singing "Eye of the Tiger".]]



* LikeASonToMe: During Marjane's last visit to Uncle Anoosh a few days before his execution, he says that he would like to have had a daughter like her.

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* LikeASonToMe: LikeADaughterToMe: During Marjane's last visit to Uncle Anoosh a few days before his execution, he says that he would like to have had a daughter like her.



** Marjane's family is somewhat westernized and thus doesn't like the Islamists who claim that anything coming from the west is horrible and decadent. When she goes to Austria after some years under the Ayatollah, she is shocked when another girl openly talks about her pussy, and tells her she [[ReallyGetsAround had sex with 18 boys]] (without being married, of course).

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** Marjane's family is somewhat westernized and thus doesn't like the Islamists who claim that anything coming from the west is horrible and decadent. When she goes to Austria after some years under the Ayatollah, she is shocked when another girl openly talks about her pussy, and tells her she [[ReallyGetsAround had sex with 18 boys]] (without being married, of course). Downplayed in that Marjane doesn't believe in controlling other people about their sexual preferences, the way the Islamists do, and listens out of politeness.


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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: In the film, [[spoiler:God asks Marjane why she tried to kill herself. She tries to explain how she's accomplished nothing, but he says she has so much more to live for and sends her back.]]


* ChewingTheScenery: Marjane snapping at Frau Dr. Schloss in TheMovie was this, only somehow still mixed with DullSurprise.
--> ''Marjane'': GO ''[[AtomicFBomb FUCK]]'' YOURSELF...!!!

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* ChewingTheScenery: PrecisionFStrike: Marjane snapping at Frau Dr. Schloss in TheMovie was this, only somehow still mixed with DullSurprise.
--> ''Marjane'': GO ''[[AtomicFBomb FUCK]]'' ''FUCK'' YOURSELF...!!!



* ComingOutStory: A date with Marji makes a boy realize he's gay. [[GrudgingThankYou Marji is thrilled.]]

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* ComingOutStory: TheBeard: A date with Marji Marjane makes a boy realize he's gay. [[GrudgingThankYou Marji Marjane is thrilled.]]unhappy.


* AdaptationalJerkass: [[spoiler:Markus]], to a limited extent. In the graphic novel, Satrapi acknowledges in hindsight that [[spoiler:she expected way too much of him, using him as a replacement for several key figures in her life back in Iran]], and doesnít hold him [[spoiler:cheating on her]] against him; the film does not mention this realization, this makes him look like a plain {{Jerkass}}.

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* AdaptationalJerkass: [[spoiler:Markus]], to a limited extent. In the graphic novel, Satrapi acknowledges in hindsight that [[spoiler:she expected way too much of him, using him as a replacement for several key figures in her life back in Iran]], and doesnít hold him [[spoiler:cheating on her]] against him; the film does not mention this realization, this and thus makes him look like a plain {{Jerkass}}.


* AdaptationalJerkass: [[spoiler:Markus]], to a limited extent. In the graphic novel, Satrapi acknowledges in hindsight that [[spoiler:she expected way too much of him, using him as a replacement for several key figures in her life back in Iran]], and doesnít hold him [[spoiler:cheating on her]] against him; the film does note mention this realization, this makes him look like a plain {{Jerkass}}.

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* AdaptationalJerkass: [[spoiler:Markus]], to a limited extent. In the graphic novel, Satrapi acknowledges in hindsight that [[spoiler:she expected way too much of him, using him as a replacement for several key figures in her life back in Iran]], and doesnít hold him [[spoiler:cheating on her]] against him; the film does note not mention this realization, this makes him look like a plain {{Jerkass}}.


* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Markus]], to a limited extent. In the graphic novel, Satrapi acknowledges in hindsight that [[spoiler:she expected way too much of him, using him as a replacement for several key figures in her life back in Iran]], and doesnít hold him [[spoiler:cheating on her]] against him; the film didnít mention this realization, making him look like a plain {{Jerkass}}.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalJerkass: [[spoiler:Markus]], to a limited extent. In the graphic novel, Satrapi acknowledges in hindsight that [[spoiler:she expected way too much of him, using him as a replacement for several key figures in her life back in Iran]], and doesnít hold him [[spoiler:cheating on her]] against him; the film didnít does note mention this realization, making this makes him look like a plain {{Jerkass}}.



* IAteWhat: For a while, she has to wait tables in Austria. When one of the guests sexually harasses her, the cook sneakily avenges her by spitting on his schnitzel.

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* IAteWhat: RevengeIsADishBestServed: For a while, she Marjane has to wait tables in Austria. When one of the guests sexually harasses her, the cook sneakily avenges her by spitting on his schnitzel.



* IGotBigger: After spending the entirety of her childhood and early adolescence as a fairly small girl, Marjane grows an entire seven inches upon reaching puberty while living in Vienna. By the time she reunites with her mother, who she previously only came up to the chest of, she towers over her.

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* IGotBigger: After spending the entirety of her childhood and early adolescence as a fairly small girl, Marjane grows an entire seven inches upon reaching puberty while living in Vienna. By the time she reunites with her mother, who to whom she previously only came up only to the chest of, she chest, Marjane towers over her.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Dozens of characters receive names and some amount of characterization. Justified in that the story documents a real person's life across roughly ten years.


* AngerBornOfWorry: When Marjane and Mehri, the Satrapis' hpusekeeper, return from from an anti-Shah protest, Marjane's mother slaps them both, while berating them for going to a protest that ended with hundreds of arrests and dozens of dead after security forces opened fire.

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* AngerBornOfWorry: When Marjane and Mehri, the Satrapis' hpusekeeper, housekeeper, return from from an anti-Shah protest, Marjane's mother slaps them both, while berating them for going to a protest that ended with hundreds of arrests and dozens of dead after security forces opened fire.



* BadassMustache: In contrast to [[BeardOfEvil the full beards worn by the Islamic fundamentalists]], many of the more radical Iranian men, most notably Marjane's father and her uncle Anoosh, wear neat, dignified mustaches something that she points out when describing the differences in fashion between the two.



* BeautyMark: Marjane gains one shortly after going through puberty. While she spends most of her adolescence disgusted by it, she eventually embraces it as her most iconic feature.

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* BeautyMark: Marjane gains a rather prominent one shortly after going through puberty. While she spends most of her adolescence disgusted by it, she eventually embraces it as her most iconic feature.



* IGotBigger: After spending the entirety of her childhood and early adolescence as a fairly small girl, Marjane grows an entire seven inches upon reaching puberty while living in Vienna. By the time she reunites with her mother, who she previously only came up to the chest of, she towers over her.



* SheIsAllGrownUp: Marjane.

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* SheIsAllGrownUp: Marjane.Across the book we see Marjane grow from a cute kid, to an awkward teen, to a beautiful adult.

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* BeautyMark: Marjane gains one shortly after going through puberty. While she spends most of her adolescence disgusted by it, she eventually embraces it as her most iconic feature.


* FagHag: For a while, she lives together with eight gay guys in one shared apartment. What little is shown is a fairly positive portrayal of them, however.

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* FagHag: For a while, she Marjane lives together with eight gay guys in one shared a commune apartment. What little While their screentime is shown is a fairly positive portrayal brief, they're portrayed as being all-around NiceGuys and some of them, however. the most tolerant and open-minded people that she meets in Vienna.


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* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Marjane has been an outspoken and radical young woman since early childhood and has a long-running affinity towards the punk subculture, but consistently shows other, more "traditionally" feminine interests across her life, such as daydreaming about getting swept off her feet by a PrincelyYoungMan. Fittingly, she is almost always shown to have a relatively equal number of close male and female friends across all stages of her life.

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