Family: Persepolis' family always has her best interest in mind. She fights against them for most of her life, and does not realize the sacrifices they make for her throughout their lives. Her mother and father both know that she does not have a future at home, and send her away for school. While away, she becomes a drug dealer and falls away from the person she was before she moved away. In the end, she moves back home. Persepolis does not think that her parents will take her back, but they welcome her with open arms. They do not judge her based on what happen, but see her as their daughter and love her unconditionally. Her parents show her the love that she tried to find in boyfriends, but could never quite find. Her parents love her no matter what, and just want her to know this. Their love is what got her through the war, and it it what kept her alive when she did not think she would make it to the next day.