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When we first looked at the graphic storytelling and considered literature the first impression would probably be graphic storytelling is not considered literature because it has pictures illustration and few words Just because graphic novels have pictures and few vocabularies we can think it is not a literature We have to define what the novel is Grace Paley an American short story writer think says that the job of the writer is to illuminate what is hidden It is what the novel is trying to do I also think that the definition of literature is continuously changing by adapting the new world where we live in When we think the word literature we Shakespeares story or Hemingways story and take too seriously However I think the graphic novel is that combines together the elements and aspects of the graphic and the novel I think it is just different type of literature which is the pictures and the words are together Because something is different it does not mean that it is not literature The graphic novel is unique has plot character development and the dialogue which contain beautiful and lyrical and strikes as a written novel It is becoming very popular in the current market In the graphic novel The Veil Marjane Strapi describes emotions through the graphics storytelling her childhood story She uses graphic emotions of view like sad or happy faces black and white background to express her feeling of the situation By changing her color and appearance we can easily see her feeling of emotion Even though it is a graphic storytelling Strapi describes the Islamic revolution and women without freedom that brings up weighty themes She uses simple comic pictures to tell her story and to understand easily In the Casebook Four Graphic Storytelling Scott McCloud an American cartoonist says some kind of hidden power 1062 What is hidden power In my opinion I think the hidden power represent
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