How does Marjane Satrapi create meaning through visual elements (using graphic novel terminology)?

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In her graphic novel, Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi uses panels (each individual picture) combined with captions to develop further insight into her character's feelings and emotional life. This method provides deep, personal reactions of what it was like emotionally to live through the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran. For example, in the chapter "The Party", she uses a repeated image of people to depict a crowd. On one hand, this is chilling—as with the massacred people—and on the other hand, it expresses joy and relief—such as...

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