Analysis Of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home

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In the graphic novel Fun Home, author Alison Bechdel recounts memories of her childhood, while contemplating lies and deception of her father and how his life impacted her own sexual orientation. Late in the novel, Bechdel details the afternoon during which she realized she was a lesbian, coincidentally coinciding with the day she signed up to take a class about her father’s favorite novel of all time. Bechdel draws herself in a bookstore, reading a copy of Word is Out, and placed in the frame with her is the shadow of a man who is drawn exactly the way Bechdel previously drew Roy, the Bechdel’s babysitter and yardwork assistant who was sleeping with Bruce Bechdel (Bechdel, 203). Knowing that the author draws everything for a reason, what does
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