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Persepolis, Characters and Key Things

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Reza
First Shah, corrupted by English Government, Originally wanted Republic
Ebi
Againsts Shah's rule and later the Islamic Republic, works for the government, Father of Marji
Anoosh
Supports Communism, helped start a small country but later had to flee to Russia, Killed due to accusations of being a spy
Laly
Marji's friend, Father arrested by new government, forced to flee Iran with family
Ramin
Son of a man who was part of the secret police (savak), tormented by Marji and friends
Mohsen
Protester against the Shah, imprisoned and tortured, freed but only to be killed by drowning in his own bathtub due to Guardians of the Revolution
Pardisse
Friend of Marji's, Father a fighter pilot who was killed during the Iran-Iraq conflict, wrote a letter for the class explaining her pain and sorrow
Mali
Friend of Marji's Mother, house destroyed by Iraq bombers, has two sons
Taji
Marji's Mother
Mehri
Maid to the Satrapi's, feel in love with neighbor, but rejected due to her social class
Hossein
Love interest of Satrapi's Maid, rejects her due to her lower social ranking
Mrs. Nasrine
Cleaning Lady for Marji's Uncle, son was to be conscripted into army by use of "Keys to Paradise"
Khosro
Friend of Marji's Father, makes fake passports, forced to flee country to Turkey
Niloufar
Hiding from the government due to her communist beliefs, found and later raped and killed by Guardians of the Revolution
Neda
From the Baba-Levy's family, killed during a bomber run that blew up her house
ZoZo
Friend of Marji's Mother, was the person who was suppose to take care of Marji while she was in Austria
Gurdians of the Revolution
Member of the government who worked to enforce the law at any cost, oftenly brutally
Key's to Paradise
Plastic keys handed out to boy solidiers, which were said to give them access to heaven when they died
Kim Wilde and Iron Maiden
Two popular bands that Marji liked
Azerbaijan
A region that Marji's Uncle and friend "liberated" and worked to set up an independent government, however it was invaded and reclaimed by Iran
Tinossh's Dad
Neighbor of Marji's, found by the Guardians of the Revolution to be having a party and beat severally
Zarb
A type of Drum played by Marji's Father during the party
Hospital Director
Former Window washer for Marji's Aunt, responsible for denying Marji's Uncle acess to England for Surgery
Taher
Suffered a heart attack, had to get open heart surgery but wasn't able to due to the Director of the Hospital forbidding it, Died, Uncle to Marji
Abadan
Region where Marji's Mother friend lived, bombed by Iraqi's and destroyed
Karl Marx
Founder of Communism, seen in one of the comic series that Marji reads
Dialectic Materialism
Comic book that Marji read, features Karl Marx and Rene Descartes