Lens #1: Memoir “You can’t make this stuff up”

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Perspelois is seen as a memoir…. but what is a memoir?

Read “What is a Memoir?” Book Riot 

Watch this clip (sorry it’s not that entertaining!). Is a memoir really non-fiction? How is the memoir genre different than an autobiography? What makes the text you read a memoir?

Record your thoughts in your Multiple Lenses Persepolis Journal EN10

You may also wish to read “Memories are made of this – and that”. You are welcome to explore more about the memoir genre online.

In your ML Exploration Journal doc, respond to some of the following:

  1. Is a memoir really non-fiction? How is the memoir genre different than an autobiography? What makes the text you read a memoir?
  2. Do you find this approach to storytelling appealing? Why/why not? What are the benefits and drawbacks of memoirs?
  3. Written as a memoir, is Persepolis more powerful than if Satrapi had fictionalized the story? Why or why not?
  4. Comment on what stood out or appealed to you. Connect to you, the text, other texts, the world

Record your response(s) on your ML Exploration Journal shared on Google Classroom. Add critical insights on memoirs to the Persepolis Lens #1 Wall (on Padlet) here or below: identify something you found interesting, meaningful or insightful. Connect to the text, other texts, the world.

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