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Persepolis Chapter 18

By Marjane Satrapi

Chapter 18

The Shabbat

  • One day, Marji is out shopping with her friend when she hears that her neighborhood has been bombed.
  • She grabs a taxi and races home. It's not just her neighborhood that's been hit: it's her street.
  • Freaking out, she finds her mom. Their house is safe, but the next door neighbor's house was obliterated.
  • Mom tries to tell Marji that the neighbors are okay, but Marji spots her neighbor Neda's bracelet… and it's still attached to a part of Neda that is no longer attached to the rest of her.
  • Marji practically blacks out from the trauma.