Maus and Persepolis

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Persepolis and Maus: Two Survivors and Their Stories.

Of the many items that help enhance the horror of the Nazi Holocaust, one of the most notable is what it had of systematic and bureaucratic. Not only killing people, which would have had already been enough, but precisely being made in a quiet and civilized way. It is not strange the image of the Nazi leader quoting his favorite poet while sending to death hundreds of people, belying the myth that culture and education make people better. The Holocaust was primarily an act performed with such rationality that could only become insane. It almost seems that it could have been avoided by appealing to the same reason as well served to run it.
As indicated by the subtitle, Maus is the
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Starting with the physical changes at different levels, Marjane begins to develop and stops being a child and becoming an adult. The exaggeration with which she narrates, shows how significant and important that these changes are for her, and also seen as affecting their life.
It is primarily for this stage of her life where Marjane begins to frequent more often multiple problems with authority. Such as starting discussions with the nuns of the pension where she lived or illegal partying. Most of these confrontations with authority took place in her native country, Iran, where she was obliged to follow many rules and regulations that were very conservative. Marjane showed rebellion against all this in different ways, listening to Western music that was banned in her country, and she dressed in ways that challenged her culture, or questioning certain norms of the society that seemed unfair. These confrontations with authority seem not withdraw for the rest of her life, but had a peak during her adolescence.
As she grows, Marjane's boldness causes her parents to worry for her safety. And so, at age 14, they take the difficult decision to send her to school in Austria.
Vulnerable and alone in a strange country, she resists the typical ordeals of a teenager. In addition, Marjane has to combat being equated