Sharing the Unfamiliars

I wanted to speak about the overall way in which Tan creates the ‘immigrant experience’ for the audience so that his readers can relate to the protagonist as he is throne into this foreign world, much like how many immigrants feel when they arrive in a new country or place, also i didn’t mention anything about my dancing at all 😉 Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 Carly Topazio

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1 Comment to Sharing the Unfamiliars

chait
October 28, 2010

Oh yes I totally agree with this comic, I felt the same way when reading “The Arrival”! Shaun Tan is genius for using a completely fantastical yet still believable world to put his protagonist in. In a way, we can feel like we’re the protagonist ourselves, even though he may look very different from us.