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Frau Doctor Heller in Persepolis

By Marjane Satrapi

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Frau Doctor Heller

A Horse is a Horse, Of Course Of Course

She looks kind of like Ric Ocasek from the Cars. Her dog poops on Marjane's bed. She calls Marjane a prostitute for bringing her boyfriend home (and this in Vienna, a city more sexually liberated than Iran). And she blames Marjane for everything that goes wrong, like stealing her bracelet. If she lived in New York and her building had bedbugs, she'd basically be the worst landlord ever. We have to wonder, though, if she's as bad as Marjane says she is. It's not like Marjane is exactly a treat to live with at that time either…

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