Days Of Destruction Day Of Revolt, By Chris Hedges And Joe Sacco

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Throughout history, the human species have not always been able to read or write. One thing humans have always understood are pictures. The cavemen painted on walls in order to document and tell the stories of their lives. In the more modern era, books, especially for children, are filled with pictures in order to help convey the ideas of the writer to all who read his books. This idea of pictures to help support book is shown very well in Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco’s book Days of Destruction Days of Revolt. Sacco, the one in charge of the illustration, does a fantastic job of presenting visuals to the story and helping show the true emotion of the oral history of the book. First of all, Sacco uses his illustration to tell the oral part of …show more content…
He does this in multiple ways throughout the story. One way is just a drawing of someone or the area Hedges is talking about. An example of this would be when they meet Lorenzo “Jamaica” Banks at “Transitional Park” in Camden (66-67). The drawing is just below the text, but it enables more words to be shown than can actually be told in a short paragraph. Sacco incorporates this illustration to show the reader the horrific living conditions of the homeless. To describe all the details they saw the duo would need to add hundreds of pages to the book. Instead, this picture can say a thousand words in an extremely powerful …show more content…
If this book was written without Sacco, the ideas would not be as strong because of how much the illustrations provide to the story of the interviewed. The oral history is shown in a multitude of ways to benefit the readers experience of seeing and reading the situation in which people actually live in. He did it through just simple one page pictures to ten to fifteen page story, but both give the full emotion that makes a reader realize the severity of life in sacrifice zones in the United

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