Icon Comics Essays

  • Similarities Between The Arrow And The Flash

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    Two of the most incredible television shows in the DC Comics universe are Arrow and The Flash. Both are heart-warming, gut-retching action shows that feature superheroes, love-lives and awesome costumes. Despite those similarities both characters and their shows are very different. The Flash is a meta-human with super speed named Barry Allen and The Arrow is just a regular person who never misses a shot with a bow named Oliver Queen. Both The Flash and The Arrow have super smart teams and secondary

  • Deserto Antosso Film Analysis Essay

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    Il Deserto Rosso: Film Analysis Il Deserto Rosso – Red Desert is an Italian film from 1964 directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. The plot of the film focuses on the events that revolve around Giuliana (Monica Vitti), a woman who is living a deep inner crisis. After, an attempted suicide, which is disguised as a car accident, Giuliana’s mental state is compromised. The woman is affected by continuous neurosis, which preclude her the possibility of leading a normal life. Giuliana is married to Ugo (Carlo

  • Doubt: A Parable: Character Analysis

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    John Patrick Shanley's work, Doubt: A Parable, is a thought-provoking play that makes the reader question his or her thoughts. The story takes place in 1964, at St. Nicholas, a Catholic school and church, where accusations against Father Flynn start to arise. Main characters, Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn get into a dispute over Donald Mueller, the first and only black student in the school. The interactions between Aloysius and Flynn creates the question every reader is dying to figure out: is

  • Grande Odalisque Analysis

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    One of her images in particular is the hand holding up a card that reads, " I Shop therefore I am." This message was meant to target large corporations and blind consumer sending, but in the 1990s this image became an icon. It was printed on shopping and tote bags which is very ironic considering the image was meant to oppose such things. However, these bags can be found in museum gift shops and some have become very valuable. The upscale Vincon Department Store in Barcelona

  • Gender Roles In Un Chien Andalou

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    In this essay, I’m going to discuss the gender roles in the paintings of Dalí, in the film “Un Chien Andalou” by Buñuel and the poems of Federico García Lorca. Gender roles play a huge part within these works. All three of these artists had the ability to showcase something beautiful or majestic through disturbing and off putting imagery. This is what made their work so distinctive compared to many other artists during the surrealist period. The main things all of these artists have in common are

  • Superman So Darned American Essay

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    In the essay What Makes Superman So Darned American by Gary Engle, Engle suggests the possibility that Superman is the epitome of being an American, even more so than actual Americans such as John Wayne, or fictional ones such as Paul Bunyan. Engle states that out of everyone in American history Superman is the only one that “achieves truly mythic stature, interweaving a pattern of beliefs, literary conventions, and cultural traditions of the American people more powerfully and more accessibly

  • Sex Criminals: A Narrative Analysis

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    The particular page I would like to focus on for my close reading is page 21 in Volume 8 (Appendix I) and is a stellar example of the way that specific tools of narration can be used for a larger effect within comics in way that it cannot be utilized within the confines of a traditional print novel by showing us the thoughts of several characters at once. It also supports the idea, not talked about above but soon to be talked about, of Suzie as an “unreliable narrator” by demonstrating that there

  • Watchmen Research Paper

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    Watchmen seems to be one of the most popular and classic superhero comic books of all time and well known for its end pages in the form of newspaper articles, books or classified documents. This paper will consider the case of confidential files about Rorschach’s childhood in the end of the sixth chapter “The abyss gazes also”. I will attempt to prove that they are important to that chapter and to Watchmen as a whole to make comic book look similar to the real world by focusing on Rorschach and his

  • Dolphus Raymond Character Analysis

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    Famous poet, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou once said, “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” This quote demonstrates one of the many themes in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel, written by Harper Lee, follows the story of the protagonist, Jean Louise Finch or Scout, who lives in Maycomb, Alabama with her brother, Jeremy “Jem” Finch, and her father, Atticus Finch. The story takes place in the 1930s, where Scout’s

  • Character Analysis: The Dumbest Idea Ever

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    as kids, Jimmy was just trying to make it through high school. But little did he know that a great quantity of things were soon to change very quickly for him in many different ways. He did not know at the time, but soon enough he would be making comics for his hometown and meeting new friends along the way. Some ups and down are soon to come but as you get to know Jimmy, you will soon understand it may have happened to just the right person. The Dumbest Idea Ever by Jimmy Gownley has a character

  • Show And Tell By Scott Mccloud Analysis

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    Comics are for Learners The graphic essay ,”Show and Tell” by Scott McCloud was written to prove that Graphic novels can be a useful tool to communication and that we see this form of communication through many mediums. To convey this message, McCloud uses classification and division to categorize all of his knowledge into concise and easy- to- understand categories for the reader.This theme of the usefulness of graphic novels is also seen in other works of McCloud, including his TED talk, describing

  • The Elements Of Comic: The Language Of Comics

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    Chapter 3 Language of Comics Comics may be a form of entertainment, but as a form of art, they have their own languages or to be precise the elements of comic. What makes a comic, comic? In a quick glance, we know that one of important elements are texts and images. But what is the difference than picture books? They are also using texts and images. What makes comics are different are the gutters and panels. Gutters and panels are really important because they are needed to create a sense of time

  • The Purity Myth Analysis

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    In a society that is heavily influenced by mass media, women are repeatedly compartmentalized into unrealistic, and often degrading standards of appearance and sexuality. Doris Bazzini’s research on magazines and Caroline Heldman’s blog explores themes related to a woman’s appearance, while Jessica Valenti elaborates on the concept of virginity in her essay titled, “The Purity Myth”. Despite the diversity in scope when it comes to womanhood, there is a numerous set of expectations that a female must

  • Ray Browne's Essay Folklore To Populore

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    Popular culture, which is also known as Pop Culture is activities that are suited to or aimed for the enjoyment of a general mass of people at a given time. According to Tim Delaney, The term ‘popular culture' holds different meanings depending on who is defining it and the context of use. It is normally documented as the lingua franca or people's culture that preponderate in a society at a point in time. Ray Browne (an American educator, author, and founder of the academic study of popular culture

  • Batman As A Hero Essay

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    I have chosen Batman as the superhero I have conducted my research on. Batman is of course a fictional superhero owned by DC Comics. He first appeared in a detective comic in the May of 1939, written by Bill Finger. He was first known as The Bat-Man and later, the Dark Knight and world’s greatest detective. Batman is the secret identity of Bruce Wayne, who lives in Gotham, who is a billionaire philanthropist and industrialist. There are a series of characters that accompany Batman on his crime fighting

  • Essay On Superman

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    There have been hundreds, if not thousands, of different incarnations of Superman, in the nearly eighty years of his existence. He was the first superhero, the Hercules of American culture. And, while he was created on the page, he wouldn't become fully realised until his cinematic debut. And, when I say, "cinematic debut", one of these probably comes to mind, but Superman actually made his leap to the silver screen in a cartoon, helmed by this guy, Max Fleischer. And, if the name seems familiar

  • Sexism In The Little Snow White

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    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm popularly known as the “Grimms Brothers”, were characterized as one of the most dramatic writers in the 19th century. They were categorized by their short, simple sentences, colloquial language, and their well-organized approach to craft writings. Their writing was entitled Little Snow White, it was released in 1937 and it was about Snow White, a princess who falls into a deep, death-like rest after taking a bite from a poisoned apple. My impression about this narrative was

  • From Show And Tell Analysis

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    language advances, society tells that child that his favorite works of literature are frowned upon, just because they have pictures in them. The use of images in works of literature seem to demean the works of comic books by claiming that comics are intended only for children. Therefore, comic books are not seen for their true art, which is to capture a story through the combined use of words and pictures. Instead, society portrays literature as “written works, especially those considered of superior

  • Superhero Genre In Cinema

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    like fighting villains and protecting people. The first real superhero movie is Superman and the mole men, directed by Lee Sholem and released in 1951. The latest is Logan, directed by James Mangold. Most superhero movies are based on superhero comics. The genre emerged during the late 30s, amid the Great Depression and World War II, probably to enternain people and make them think about

  • Snow White Fairy Tales Analysis

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    Revised fairy tales are becoming increasingly important in today’s world as there is a great need for producers and writers to alter traditional feminine values viewed in these tales. These alterations are needed in order to correspond to the changing demands and tastes of audiences in today’s society. Original fairy tales tend to perpetuate patriarchal values by placing stereotypical traits on both the male and female roles. “Snow White” has been one of the major fairy tales that have been criticized