Persepolis

by

Marjane Satrapi

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Taher Character Analysis

Marjane’s Uncle, he dies from his fourth heart attack after being frightened by an exploded grenade. Before he dies, knowing of his ill-health, Marjane’s family tries to get him a fake passport through Khosro, but Khosro flees from the regime and a real, government-issued passport arrives only on the same day as Taher’s burial
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Taher Character Timeline in Persepolis

The timeline below shows where the character Taher appears in Persepolis. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Passport
Children, War, and Growing Up Theme Icon
Marjane’s Uncle Taher visits Marjane’s family and tell them of his son, who he has sent to Holland... (full context)
Religion, Repression, and Modernity Theme Icon
Violence, Forgiveness, and Justice Theme Icon
The Personal vs. the Political Theme Icon
Taher needs open heart surgery in England, but the only way for him to receive a... (full context)