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Persepolis Chapter 19

By Marjane Satrapi

Chapter 19

The Dowry

  • After Neda's death, Marji becomes even more rebellious.
  • She hits the principal and gets expelled; and then she gets into trouble at her new school.
  • Afraid for their daughter's safety, her parents decide to send her to stay with her mom's friend in Vienna.
  • Marji gives away a bunch of her stuff to her friends and says goodbye.
  • Her parents take her to the airport. When Marji turns around to watch them leave, she sees that her mother has fainted, and that her dad is carrying her from the airport.
  • All Marji can do is watch them go from behind the glass.