Marjane’s Uncle who fled to the USSR after Fereydoon is caught and executed for opposing the Shah. He returns to Iran to see his family but, though disguised, gets imprisoned. He becomes a role model for Marjane, who considers him a hero. However, after the revolutionaries take full power they again arrest Anoosh (just because he was anti-Shah does not mean his views accord with the new regime’s). He gets sent to prison again and executed, but not before Marjane gets to speak to him one more time in jail and he gives her a second bread swan.
Anoosh Quotes in Persepolis
The Persepolis quotes below are all either spoken by Anoosh or refer to Anoosh. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the L'Association edition of Persepolis published in 2000.).
“Our family memory must not be lost. Even if it’s not easy for you, even if you don’t understand it all.”
Anoosh Character Timeline in Persepolis
The timeline below shows where the character Anoosh appears in Persepolis. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.