Research Paper Proposal
The book which will be analyzed, contextualized, and discussed is Persepolis, an autobiographical account by Marjane Satrapi. Satrapi recalls events, situations, and feelings that she encountered during her childhood and adolescence. She provides her personal opinions and perspective of what went on in her life during the Iran and Iraq war, including her involvement regarding political activism. Satrapi also emphasizes a struggle that Iranian women dealt with regarding cultural and societal norms. Those political issues that erupted from the war and its impact on both men and women of Iran will be the subject of my research paper. One of the sources I will utilize is the journal article, Lessons of the Iran-Iraq War. This article provides an outlook of the war with context regarding the dire situation between the two countries and their leaders. The article also includes geographical information that helps contribute to how and why certain norms may have been in place and which country would have an advantage where and why.