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The Long Term Effects of Trauma and the Strange Behaviors of Vladek in "Maus", a Graphic Novel by Art Spiegelman
Throughout Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel of Maus, he presents many issues and themes to be observed. However, one theme in particular that seems to stand out the most revolves around the concept of trauma. Trauma exists as a physical injury or a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that greatly affects an individual...
The Feelings of Margi in Persepolis, a Book by Marjane Satrapi
In the book Persepolis, on page 71, the author’s purpose was to show that Margi felt lost, scared, terrified, unprotected, endangered, and “lost in the universe.” Margi was very upset that her uncle was executed for a crime that he never committed. Anoosh was Marji’s hero and star. To her, he was more than “just her uncle”....
An Inclusion of the Female Character of Jean Grey in The X-Men
Essay #1 The X-Men: Although Stan Lee and Jack Kirby included Jean Grey, better known as Marvel Girl, in the The X-Men, the comic book exposes the view that women in society are of inferior status. Lee paints vivid pictures of society’s perception on the role of women through the actions of the other members of the X...
An Analysis of the Construction of Disabilities in Astonishing X-Men, a Comic Book Series
Analysis of the Construction of Disabilities in Astonishing X-Men Have you ever looked at a person with disability in disgust, horror, or with mere judgment? Though not everyone gets repelled by the sick or disabled, we still unconsciously mask our attitude with insensitivity. Those who are sick will try to fit in with the...
A Comparison of Physical and Mental Features in Batman Returns by Tim Burton and Astonishing X-Men: Gifted by John Cassaday
Comparative Analysis: Construction of Freaks In this essay, I will explore the physical and mental features of different characters in Batman Returns directed by Tim Burton and Astonishing X-Men: Gifted by John Cassaday and Joss Whedon as examples that attributes to negative stereotyping for people with disabilities. My th...
An Analysis of the Symbols and Themes of Persepolis, a Graphic Novel by Marjane Satrapi
Symbol and Theme in Persepolis: One symbol in the latter half of the graphic novel is cigarettes and smoking. In Marjane’s life, choosing to smoke is something she first does with friends, and later with her mother, that connects her to people. When anything to do with smoking is first introduced, it is at Marjane’s first...
An Examination of the Stereotypical Portrayal of Super Heroines by the Comic Book Industry
Regarding comic book industry- featuring main characters that are predominantly male and attain abilities such as super strength, telekinesis, and other masculine powers. In contrast, females are portrayed in a completely opposite manner—promiscuous, power-hungry, and weak in comparison to their male correspondent. Although...
The Symbolism of Captain America's Shield
On all accounts of superhero history, superheroes are formulated to represent or emulate an idea or movement that is bigger than themselves. For the sake of their society, superheroes use not only their powers, but also their various utilities that they identify with. Ranging from Batman, who tactfully incorporates the Batm...
Captain America as the Embodiment of American Ethics and Values of the World War II
Donning stars and stripes and cloaked in the red, white, and blue, Captain America mirrors the beliefs and ideals of his society during World War II. America, face down and struggling in the depths of despair brought on by the treacheries of war, is in need of Captain America’s guidance. Designed as a fictional superhero ap...
The Breaking of Gender Stereotype in the Graphic Novel Spider-Gwen Greater Power
“Spider-Gwen Greater Power”: Breaking the Gender Stereotype Gender stereotypes we’re created in our society due to the way each gender is portrayed through their actions and everyday lives. Men are stereotyped as the strong figures, the ones who do most of the work and action in life, while women are seen as weak or delega...