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  • Peanuts Comic Strip

    with different comic sound effects. (Walker, 439). As the comic aged, the reader needed contemplate the situations in order to see the humor. “But Schulz made the world seem a little less lonely, with characters that people knew or saw in themselves…” (Tawa). He made the characters more relatable: Charlie Brown was a loveable loser; Snoopy was a fantasist; Lucy was bossy and irritable; Linus was a theorist; Schroeder was an artist; Pigpen was a slob; Schulz covered all of the different personalities throughout his characters. Any reader could grasp the character’s insecurities and frustrations. “…Schulz was revealing the universality of emotions.” (Walker, 438). Within the first few times of a character being introduced, their personality was established and understood. Throughout the fifty years of the comic strip, Schulz used random situations and turned them into ongoing gags. He explained that Peanuts included “twelve devices” which were crucial to its success. The devices were: “1. The kite-eating tree; 2. Schroeder’s music; 3. Linus’s security blanket; 4. Lucy’s psychiatry booth; 5. Snoopy’s doghouse; 6. Snoopy himself; 7. The Red Baron; 8. Woodstock; 9. The baseball games; 10. Kicking the football; 11. The Great Pumpkin; 12. The little red-haired girl.” Since these devices were repeated regularly and continuously throughout, it fed the readers a sense of familiarity and comforted them. (Walker, 438). Even President Ronald Reagan could…

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  • Charles M. Schulz's Early Life

    award. Later they made award named after him named the “Charles M, Schulz award” honoring his comic stripes and the people who made the award possible was by “United Feature Syndicate in 1980” (Charles). Charles first came up with the name Li’l Folks, but later on changed it to Peanut’s. Then in 1950 he started seeing them in seven newspapers were when you saw Charlie Brown, Sherry, Patty. and snoopy (Charles). In only one year the Peanut’s were in thirty five papers and in 1956 over one…

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  • The Use Of Personality In Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi

    Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novel and autobiography that encompasses Marjane Satrapi’s life as a child in Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Satrapi writes a beautiful story but her use of graphic imagery really allows readers to connect and understand to her personal and mental growth. Throughout the story, Satrapi goes through a great change in personality which is fueled by her residence in revolutionary Iran. Her personality matures and is greatly affected by the repression and the…

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  • Case Analysis: VIC NAPPA And The Case Of Oxymorons

    hardly appreciated, at many times can provide very sophisticated humor to the reader, and is, after all, part of the overly complicated American Language. Without the use of oxymorons, you would be slowly destroying the English language! First oxymorons disappear, then paradoxes, and who knows what after? It’s clearly an abomination!” VIC NAPPA replied. Pg. 6 Noun: A word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things common noun, or to name a particular one…

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  • Cultural Diffusion Of American Culture Essay

    opposition to American popular culture and view it as cultural imperialism. McDonald’s is a multi-local company and one of the most successful at packaging the American culture. The famous McDonald’s arches everywhere are symbols of takeover and imperialism, as countries like “China change culturally” (The London Times). Another example outside American food franchises can be seen in the rapid adoption of the Snoopy figurine throughout the far East in 1998. These Snoopy figurines they sell in…

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  • Charlie Brown Gang

    For starters, there is the one and only Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown is the “lovable loser”. He is thrown all of life’s misfortune, yet refuses to give up. He is often teased and taunted but remains true to who he is, although significantly melancholy. The main character of Charlie Brown is formed around the average person, just wanting to fit in and do well, yet has to go through the suffering that comes with life. His character is one of reality, leaving his fans with hope and encouragement.…

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  • You Re A Good Man Charlie Brown Analysis

    On October 7th, I went to a musical play called You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. The musical had many different songs, and each one had a different rhythm, melody, etc. Two of the songs that I really enjoyed listening to is was “Supper Time”, and “Snoopy”, the musical director was (Dr. Tammie Huntington), and orchestra conductor was (Davy Chinn). Both these songs had a certain emotion to them, as well as the style they played. I will discuss both on the emotional impact, and describe how the…

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  • Definition Essay On Being An Adult

    Introduction: What is the goal every child and teenager? What is the definition of freedom and liberty for the young mind? Being an adult of course, the end goal of every weighing child, and snoopy teenager. Each letter of an adult is a definition for the word itself and each one someone can relate to with experience. Thesis: The definition of an adult and how it affects the person. Main Idea 1: A- attitude Supporting detail 1: An adult should have both a negative and positive attitude in…

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  • Anticipatory Worksheet

    I will show them the example of the Charlie Brown and Snoopy with the dog and cat food. I will ask them “What are some clues (expressions, body language, text), schema (what do they know about the characters, owning a pet), What evidence supports your answer?” I will point out the sequences and how we read the text and boxes left to right in order for the comic strip to make sense. I will then ask the students, “What is the problem and what is the solution?” After examining the comic strip, I…

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  • Yoshitomo Nara Influence

    Japanese during the economic boom period, his parents were always busy working. Instead of playing with other kids, Nara spent his time alone with his imagination, pets, and cartoon such as Astro Boy, Gigantor, and Speed Race for company. The loneliness he experienced not only gives him an introvert, sensitive personality but also encourages him to explore and find his originality through arts. As a result, his drawings and sculptures are often featured with children or pet character expressing…

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