Comic Response #4

May 12, 2013 in Comic Response #4: Literary Analysis

I read you’re email today and had a gut sinking feeling that my post didn’t actually upload…

When I came online to check I found out that it was saved as a draft… Sorry about that.

 

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Race, Clothing, and Family Lineage

May 6, 2013 in Comic Response #4: Literary Analysis

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My fourth and final graphic narratives comic response.  I will be using this as a rough outline of my final essay for the class, comparing both Shortcomings and Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth.  Enjoy!

Comic Response 4: Analysis – Eliza in Black Hole

May 5, 2013 in Comic Response #4: Literary Analysis

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Comic Response#4 Close Reading to Black Hole

May 5, 2013 in Comic Response #4: Literary Analysis

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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

May 2, 2013 in Comic Response #4: Literary Analysis

The depth of the conversation regarding the cover of the book sparked my interest into the connection between the interpretation of the cover and Ben’s own struggle to see past the surface of the women with whom he is involved. The analysis took a turn into the possible investigation of how deeply he views himself considering how shallow he is when he looks at, talks about and even interacts women. Does he see himself and the other women as real people with depth or is he just fixated on the fact that he is an Asian American man with an Asian American woman and he is getting bored?

 

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Close Reading

May 2, 2013 in Comic Response #4: Literary Analysis

I drew this to represent my own analyzation of Craig’s need to believe in God and immerse himself in the comic medium as providing him with solace and purpose, respectively. However as the story progresses Craig begins to find these things within Raina, thus he must cope with the realization that comfort and purpose in life may not be as simple as his religious upbringing had taught him. Here, a strange man known only as “the Close Reader” harrasses local children with discussion focused on graphic texts, in manner which neighborhood parents describe as ” unomfortable”.

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Black Hole

May 2, 2013 in Comic Response #4: Literary Analysis

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Tension and Aggression

May 2, 2013 in Comic Response #4: Literary Analysis

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Taste Buds

May 2, 2013 in Comic Response #4: Literary Analysis

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Ben is blind to Miko’s beauty

May 2, 2013 in Comic Response #4: Literary Analysis

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