KeysOnRack.pngIn the Persepolis, "The Key" was about the war "When a big wave comes, lower your head and let it pass" (94). This metaphor meant that the war was washing over the country. At Marjane's school, they would line up twice a day and beat on their breast to mourn the war dead. This was the country's rituals. Some people would abuse themselves and use chains. "The key" was a symbol that if you went to war and died, this would be the key to heaven. It was a plastic key painted gold. and this key was given to Mrs Nasrines son at school. She was very upset.


"The Key" in Persepolis is mostly about the war. The chapter starts off with a mother of a son who goes to Marjane's mom and tells her about how her son got a key at school. She described the key as being plastic and painted in gold. The whole point of the key was that if you died with it on your neck, you would enter paradise. According to the chapter, boys from public schools are getting recruited to join the war, and then "hypnotized" to believe the concept of the key. The mother tells Marjane's mom that when they die, they will be in a paradise that has things like a lot of food, and women. In one panel, you see the boys getting blown in the war with the keys on their necks, and on the bottom panel you see Marji and her friends at a party, and Marji with her punk clothing on. This is a sort-of symbolism that only poor or working class boys were getting recruited to join the war, and that included the kids that were in public school. Marji called her cousin, who is just like her, rich and goes to private school, and asks him if he heard
about the key. He said he never heard about it, and in a way even if he did it would not matter, because he already is well-off now.
The key to heaven when you die.the key to heaven

The key to heaven is basically a symbol of social class discrimination. the key was used to pick out the poor or low classed boys for the war promising them a gateway to heaven.
They key in Persepolis means that who ever doesn't have one is basically different to the people that does have one. To the people that does have one is meant for not doing anything and just basically going by the rules. But the people that didn't have the key, it was meant that all they do was the opposite. Such as partying and doing stuff similar to partying.

"The Key" is a chapter that well explains the horrors of war and how poor children who were naive and unaware of how war is were given a key so that they could enter paradise after they died in battle. "They told them that if they were lucky enough to die this key would get them into heaven"(99) were the words of Marjanes maid who found out that the children in school were given keys to fool them into thinking that it was better to die and enter "paradise" then live and be poor. The key also symbolizes how the military recruiters thought of the children because the keys werent even of any value they were cheap plastic keys painted gold and that basically was the cost of a child during the war. This shows how poor children were hypnotized and thrown to war and how the military lacked human sympathy moz-screenshot-8.jpg

The key givin to the poor children that had to go to war. They were given that so if they die the key would help them go to heaven. Only the lower social class got it.


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this is a skey maker
The key was a plastic key painted gold and was given to the lower class children wen they was drafted in the war. they was told that if they was to die use that key to
open the gates of heaven.


In persepolis The chapter called the key was was very interesting because they gave little kids that were kind of poor gold keys saying if they died that was there key to heaven.


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