Study Guide

Persepolis Chapter 2

By Marjane Satrapi

Chapter 2

The Bicycle

  • After a brief Iran history lesson (here's how it's summed up: "2500 years of tyranny and submission" (2.7)) we learn that the regime burned down a movie theater with a bunch of people in it.
  • Marji wants to participate in the protest that's being organized against the police. "For a revolution to succeed, the entire population must support it" (2.39).
  • But her parents won't let her come.
  • That night, she tries to talk to God, but he doesn't respond.

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