Study Guide

Persepolis Chapter 14

By Marjane Satrapi

Chapter 14

The Wine

  • As bombs continue falling, Marji's family starts going to secret parties.
  • On the way home, they get stopped by the patrol, who follow them home to sweep their apartment for contraband.
  • When they get to the building, Grandma says she has diabetes and needs to get upstairs immediately.
  • She and Marji race upstairs and they dump all the wine down the toilet.
  • It turns out to be an unnecessary precaution: downstairs, Marji's dad bribes them to go away. He needs a drink. Too bad it all got flushed…