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Batman: the Original Anti-Hero
Batman: the Original Anti-Hero Batman has a reputation as an anti-hero and has always been looked at as the original anti-hero. Michael Spivey and Steven Knowlton, in their essay titled “Anti-Heroism in the Evil Continuum of Good and Evil” offer that “Batman’s reputation as an anti-hero comes almost solely from his prefere...
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An Analysis of the Points of View and Truth in the Memoir Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Truth and Points of View in Fun Home Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home is a memoir in which Bechdel recounts her childhood in rural Pennsylvania. In a recursive narrative style, the graphic memoir focuses on the relationship between her and her father, Bruce Bechdel. The book bluntly illustrates both persons’ emotional and psyc...
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The Career and Job Description of a Cartoonist
Cartoonists Cartoonists and animators draw almost everything you see whether it's
on television or in a magazine. Drawings are everywhere; most people don't
think that someone actually gets paid a large sum of money for those
drawings. Being a good animator or cartoonist requires some schooling, but
most don't even f...
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The Use of Illustrations in Marjane Satrapi's Graphic Novel Persepolis
Persepolis The Graphic Novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novel that revolves around the adolescence of the narrator and protagonist, Marjane Satrapi. Growing up in Iran in 1979 around the Islamic Revolution, Marjane is subjected to the extremities going on at the time, such as the political upheaval and the...
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Ken Kaneki as the Modern Tragic Hero in the Japanese Manga Series Tokyo Ghoul
A tragic hero can’t also be modern, because according to Miller, “…our lack of tragedy may be partially accounted for by the turn which modern literature has taken toward… If all our miseries, our indignities, are born and bred within our minds, then all action, let alone the heroic action, is obviously impossible.” Basical...
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A Discussion on Graphic Novelization of Classic Literature
I do not want to say that graphic novels make reading easier, because comics can be just as heavy, thick, dense and full of difficult literature as any other book. Just ask Alan Moore, creator of several famous graphic novels that are just as hard to read as any piece of classic literature. However, that does not mean that...
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A Comparison of the Book and the Movie Persepolis
Persepolis the Movie vs. Persepolis the Book I, like many people my age these days, did not read enough when I was little. As a result, though my reading comprehension is good, my reading speed is below college-level standards. That’s why I enjoy comic books and graphic novels; because the descriptive words of a traditiona...
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The American Government Uses Comic Books to Establish Its Values
Ah...American Heroes, don’t we all just adore them? The all-mighty, perfect individual that will do whatever it takes to serve the glorious United States of America. But does being an American hero require complete loyalty to the government? American heroes determine the actions they take through their instincts. These inst...
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An Analysis of the Mental Illnesses in the Graphic Novel Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham
Comic books and graphic novels were the entertainment of choice for an entire generation - combining the accessibility and visual appeal of illustrations with first-person writing and often candid tone, it is difficult to deny the emotional impact that books belonging to this category can provide. Though most commonly assoc...
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The Battle against Government, Family and Culture in the Graphic Novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and the Article Two Revolutions by Wendell Steavenson
In the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and the article “Two Revolutions” by Wendell Steavenson, the authors discuss that in the revolution, there are two separate battles within main characters both against the government and against family and culture. In both Persepolis and “Two Revolutions,” the main charact...
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