Monday, November 10, 2008
In the second half of the book Marjane enters adolescence and also becomes an adult. She also leaves Iran to be schooled in Austria. the change of setting from Iran to Austria allowed the pictures to become more detailed. Austria does not have the same rules about appearance as Iran had so the characters had features that were not shown in other characters. I also thought that the detail of the drawings had improved a little bit but for the most part remaned simple. Marjane's struggles change in this part of the book. In Europe she has trouble conforming to being a westerner but when she returns to Iran all of her friends look at her as a westerner rather then Persian and she feels lost and does not fit in anywhere.