Fun Home by Alison Bechdel is graphic novel that allows the reader to view the character’s struggles and emotions deeply by being placed as a beholder in the story. Alison Bechdel linked her interpersonal relationships with growing up in a dysfunctional family that suppressed her identity behind artifice objects. Her memoir shows the readers an intimate way to connect with her childhood and early adulthood by discussing controversial topics such as gender identity and sexuality. The author not only shows the down side of living in an atmosphere of social awkwardness and lies, but she demonstrates ways in how people can strive to explore the meaning behind self identity. Bechdel covers a diary of her life as a homosexual women and her father’s gender struggle that contributed to their façade of a perfect life.
The knowledge of exploring who you are as male or female represents the ability to comprehend our identity and become part of society’s standards. Gender is a social constructed characteristic interviewed with cultural views and behaviors ruled by context. Because gender is ruled by society’s standards it has become a negative developmental issue for those who do not fit into gender expectations. Repressive hostility upon identity is a central theme discussed in Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. By using graphic illustrations the author shows in a intimate medium her childhood memories so readers can empathize with her memoir easily.
Irony is used in "Camp Harmony, " written by Monica Sone, through how these Japanese-Americans were put into the internment camps, despite doing nothing wrong. As Sone describes her unfair and horrible experience during her time in the camps, the reader understands that there is nothing harmonic about the camp, as the name postulates. Sone wrote, "Our room was one room . . . the size of a living room. " Most of these Japanese-Americans were used to the space of their houses, not the small confinement of a mere cabin.
In the article, Everybody Have Fun by, Elizabeth Kolbert discusses the differences and importance of happiness. She analyzes research perform to measure happiness between two different group of peoples, recently wealthy by lottery ticket and the second group were victims of devastating accidents. The research measure the responses on a scale for each group. The psychologist founded lottery group wining had a positive experience and the second group ranked victimhood as a negative one.
In the same way, Lisa Segelman, the author of “ The Family Road Trip: Strangers in a Minivan,” Presents a similar view when describing the impact of technology on family time. Segelman is a mother of three kids and has a husband. When she was a little kid, family road trips were fun. They did activities on the road trip such as counting license plate, Singing songs, and enjoying the sights around them. Now as an adult, she wants to replicate the old road trips and do it with her family.
The 1920s and 1930s was a time when everyone was inspired by jazz and urban, black expression. It was a moment when modern African American culture took people's imagination. Archibald Motley, an visual artist, born in 1891 in New Orleans, LA and raised in Chicago, IL was one of the most widely recognized African American artists in the 20th century. And one of the most important 20th century artist in Chicago. He contributed to artistry of black culture and history in many different ways.
Maya Angelou once said “I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn” and this applies to Janie when going through her marriages with Logan, Joe, and Tea Cake. In Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, she expresses how a girl can mature through her womanhood by facing many obstacles in her life, but not allowing them to stop her but to make her better. The use of motifs help the reader grasp a better understanding of the change and progress by using items such as the pear tree, the mule, and Janie’s hair to provide a deeper understanding of the context. There was plenty of symbolic representation in the book such as the pear tree which symbolizes Janie’s life and how through each marriage she grew on to the peach tree. The idea
Fun Home is a graphic novel containing both comedy and tragedy portraying the childhood of the author, Alison Bechdel. Each panel and detail in her book was carefully drawn out and created with precision. Every emotion expressed, color used, and word said was drawn in for a reason Bechdel had in mind. Making everything in her graphic novel intertwine with one another, colors match with characters and emotions mixed in with the setting. If any part were to be altered or removed, several panels would not convey the same sentiment, therefore affecting a whole chapter and consequently, the tragicomedy itself.
The Meaning of Family According to Chicago Tribune, “About 80 percent of Americans have at least one other sibling.” Most know having siblings is not always easiest thing. They can be annoying at times but “Ohana means family. Family means nobody’s left behind or forgotten” (Lilo & Stitch). The true story of graphic novel Sisters by Raina Telgemeier present the reader with the tough real life choices that family’s experience.
An Anglo-Saxon Hero Over centuries, there has been a lot over different kind of superheroes that have been created. One of these heroes have been called Beowulf. Although Beowulf doesn’t show much of a Modern Day hero, he shows characteristics of an Anglo-Saxon hero. Beowulf shows Anglo-Saxon characteristics by showing us that he has bravery/courage, that he has loyalty to his lord/Lord, and that he had strength.
Gender Roles in the Play “Fences” Gender roles are different behaviors that are considered acceptable among both sexes. These roles determine the way in which a man and woman should behave at home and in public. Gender roles may vary depending on the culture and society one lives in, and based on the beliefs and experiences that a person may possess. If a person were to describe these roles his or her response would vary depending on the time period that this person would live in due to the changes that occur over time (Gender Roles).
Monica Moreno Mrs. Mcintire AP Literature and Composition 3/01/16 Natural Causes There is a distinct connection between human beings and the nature that surrounds them. Evidence of this emotion is found when we deeply admire vast seas or the beauty of the stars against the night sky. Even though we do not obtain a special bond or blood attachment to nature, we still possess the capacity to extract a profound emotion from its presence. Theodore Roethke’s “Elegy for Jane” explores the expressions and notions of sorrow without reason or right. Feeling grief for a particular death without connection is a complex idea that is often looked down upon, but by employing natural imagery, Roethke challenges the perception of requiring a familial or