The graphic novel is a powerful literary weapon that helps authors explain the complicated and subtle nuances that are crucial to the greater story. Images and text help challenge the reader to become more entwined with the story. Through his creation of the animals representing race and religion, Spiegelman uses the comic medium to make the racial discrimination more approachable to his audience. Helping the audience enter Vladek’s world shines light on his outsider status, showing what the comic genre is truly capable of. Same story with Bechdel and Fun Home.
This technique is clear in the following extract: “As the days went by, Peter’s father became very ill. He whispered, ‘You must be brave, for both of us. Promise me you will keep our treasure safe.’ ‘I promise,’ said Peter, and he gripped his father’s hand through the long night.” Wild gives no further insight into how Peter or his father is feeling or what they are thinking; instead the reader is encouraged to draw on existing knowledge to interpret the feelings and meanings portrayed. Wild and Blackwood have conveyed realistic characters in ‘The treasure box’ using the techniques discussed to successfully build a compelling story which draws on the readers prior experiences and emotional responses to draw
Benjamin Franklin once said “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Authors write something worth reading when they use figurative language to create images of the characters in the reader’s minds. In the stories “Stop The Sun” by Gary Paulsen and “The Pigman” by Paul Zindel, the authors use figurative language to develop the characters. Paul Zindel, the author of “The Pigman”, used figurative language to develop the characters. In the story, the author described one of the characters by saying, “Lorraine is panting to get at the typewriter now, so I’m going to let her before she has a heart attack.” This metaphor was used to describe how Lorraine was acting when she couldn’t obtain the precious typewriter.
Like a moral story, it gives the audience a lesson about the idea of man. The novel additionally works as political satire. The two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, re-institute the conflict amongst Stalin and Trotsky, with alternate characters filling in different parts and gatherings of people. Not only that, but the book can also categorized as a general satire, offering the skeptical perception that all animals are equivalent; however, a few creatures are more equivalent than
For my Frankenstein novel project, I chose to do the fine arts category. I chose to draw The Creature’s portfolio with his eyes being closed. This helps to depict him in a state of thought, or sadness. The quote I chose to use from the book is “ Only someone as ugly as I am could love me.” to explain the emotion he gives off in the drawing because it specifically gives him a reason to be in angst. I also made the quote fairly small in order to represent how The Creature feels that whatever he says is considered insignificant to others, and it is in cursive writing to show how delicately put together his thoughts are.
In PBS’ Blank on Blank interview, “Tupac Shakur on Life and Death,” PBS uses carefully chosen animation, linguistic, and audio techniques to demonstrate Tupac’s feelings of racial inequality in the media. Blank on Blank uses motion picture to capture the character that is Tupac Shakur and his message for the world. The shapes are basic and not very intricate for a reason; complex shapes draw a great deal of attention, and it is plausible for this attention to distract from the subject’s message--flow
He shows a clear love for his family by his struggle to take care of them. “And so at a very early age when he was striving desperately to build a barn through sharecropping, Okonkwo was also fending for his father’s house” (Achebe 22). This quote shows that Okonkwo cared enough for his family, that he worked hard as a youth to fend for them, even with his resentment towards his father. Achebe writes very clearly how angry it makes Okonkwo that he has to support his father’s idle lifestyle, and how he overcomes it with his sympathy for his mother and sisters. Okonkwo is also sympathetic by the way he treats Ikemefuna, a stranger to his village, who Okonkwo grows fond of secretly.
However, children of Nazi soldiers were a large group of children who were affected by the war, but in a very different way. They were sheltered from what was happening in the war. They were taught to believe that Hitler was an honorable, smart man with a goal to make Germany better. After the end of World War II, children of Nazi soldiers knew what type of politics and hatred their parents had supported and contributed to. “Imagine what it must be like to grow up as a child of a mass murderer” (Evans, 2016).
In this essay I will be discussing the “smoke“ and what it stands for as a symbol in the Lord of the Flies. I’ll explain how the smoke symbol changes and connects with society and the storyline of the book. The smoke stands for what separates the boys from beasts and it is the hope for of rescue from becoming entirely beasts. I think the smoke is a more overlooked symbol than other more obvious symbols like one of the main characters Piggy and his glasses. However the smoke changes in significant meaningful ways which could be seen as parallels of basic human instincts.
In the graphic novel Maus II, Art Spiegelman reveals what hardships his father had to go through to survive his time during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel depicted what him and his father went through to withstand the suffering in the concentration camps during the holocaust in his autobiography, Night. The connection between these two works from contrasting genres is the relationships and loyalty to family and friendships shown throughout these accounts. When facing critical situations, remaining loyal to your family and friends is more essential to survival than self-preservation and resourcefulness. Having close relationships with friends and family could benefit you by granting you opportunities to receive support, resources and other components to survival.
The creative ways Kurt Vonnegut intertwined the novels aspects to the bombing allowed for extreme emphasis and attention to be focused on the important event. The story of the Dresden air raid is not often told but through a different science fiction outlet Vonnegut was able to bring attention to the event. The significance of this somewhat ordinary science fiction novel is brought to life by the anti war message and details about World War
Trust and love define friendship. The book of poems ‘Missing you, Metropolis’ by Gary Jackson expose truths about life with poems in a united way. Whereas he used superheroes from comic books to get his point across. Showing the reader uncomfortable realities
However, it would not be so eye-catching without its end pages that serve to make the comic book even more realistic. The chapter called “The abyss gazes also” is very dark and it lays special emphasis on Rorschach in order to show that he is an ordinary human being with a difficult past. Also, the way end pages use a lot of information readers are familiar with and the style in which end pages are presented to readers bear an underlying goal to bring comic book world closer to our
William Golding 's novel, Lord of the Flies integrates symbolism through the conch, the beast, and the boys painted faces. By using symbolism the author develops the plot of the novel while allowing the reader to interpret each perspective of the symbols. These allegories work together in a way that expresses the theme; rigorous situations unveil the inner beasts of all people. While difficult situations are still present in modern society, they may not result in the same outcome as previous instances but they are equally