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    Understanding Comics contains a seemingly endless array of concepts involved in the comics process. Scott McCloud illustrates the driving forces behind the formation of comics while breaking down how they are to be interpreted. He simplifies very involved concepts and successfully opens the reader’s mind to see the world of comics in a new light. Scott McCloud’s theories and concepts are explained in-depth. He divides Understanding Comics into sections that reveal information regarding the use of vocabulary, time as well as the creation process. McCloud uses such elements to connect contrasting types and genres; ultimately he lumps comics into a vast medium in the art field. Vocabulary found in comics can differ greatly from the vocabulary…

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    The Separation Of Art And Literature In chapter eleven of “Understanding Comics.” Scott McCloud opens up about his opinion and view on how society sees comics. He explains that most people, when thinking about the combination of art and literature, generally have a negative view on the matter. He says that society believes that the two should be separated, and that the combination of the two art forms are meant for kids. Believing that to both show and tell should be left to younger ages. All…

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    the whole vacation with photographic evidence, but we also receive the shock that her babysitter is portray very proactively on the bed. Just as Scott McCloud has said in his book Understanding Comics, “every time we see a photograph reproduced in a newspaper or magazine, we commit closure. Our eyes take in the fragmented, black-and-white image of the “half-tone” patterns and our minds transform it into the reality of the photograph!” (McCloud 64). So with McCloud’s statement we can assume that…

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    In the book Understanding Comics McCloud talks about how he humans are so condition to recognize different icons and know what they stand for. Comics have two important icons that looked over a lot by people. With these icons that comic just wouldn’t make sense. These icons are the word bubbles and the panels. In his novel McCloud says “…the most widely-used most complex and most versatile of comics’ many synesthetic icons is the ever-present, ever-popular word balloon” (McCloud,). Comics won’t…

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    David Brooks, who is a successful journalist, columnist, and self - described “comic sociologist” at The New York Times, communicates the dilemma of diversification in his expository essay “People Like Us”. The writer thinks that people should encourage diversity to perceive and esteem each other 's different reflection. David Brooks demonstrates why all different kinds of humans are attracted to identical and similar races, ethnicities, religions, beliefs, political values, and classes in his…

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    Qohelet's Argument

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    There is a time for everything. This is what he observes and concludes. However, this poem which sounds so uplifting on the surface is actually quite depressing. While God knows the times, he keeps that knowledge to himself and keep human in the dark. As a result, the wisdom enterprise is undermined and human experience becomes hugely frustrating. Therefore, Qohelet asks people to enjoy the pleasure of life, provide God allows them to do do (v. 12-13). I do not agree with Longman’s…

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    play “When Push comes to Shove,” which was directed by Samantha Norton, I witnessed a dark comical, attention grabbing play about seven college students from Brace University that took a trip to the haunted Pit Cave. The students are in search for a ghost, but it turns that they find more in themselves than anything. The play and production had many elements that made the play dynamic and comical, although it may have been hard to understand right after the completion of it. I feel that the…

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    In the world of comic books, graphic novels and manga, I have acquired my love for these types of reading for entertainment, but learning from the course of Reading Graphic Narratives, I learned to not only value the text or only the drawings when reading these types of texts, but to instead value both text and drawings to compile the meaning of the whole story. Another meaningful detail I learned in this course was, video games and graphic novels both share the elements of text and visual art.…

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    Teaching Bravery Reshma Saujani presented an informative speech for a TED Talk titled “Teach girls bravery, not perfection.” Reshma Saujani is an Indian woman who decide to run for congress when she was thirty-three even though the odds were against her. Reshma Saujani did not win the vote but the risk she took inspired her speech and her coding organization. Reshma Saujani believes that girls are scared to take risks. In fact, the purpose of her speech is to raise awareness about how girls…

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    pleasure by analyzing the acts of insects. He argues what is the purpose of having fun and why do we need the pleasure and uses different philosophical viewpoints to make his argument understandable. Graeber uses the strategies of pathos, logos, and ethos to help support the argument in his article and to give the reader a clear understanding of his intentional purpose for the writing. The writer of this article uses pathos effectively by gaining emotion and interest of the reader. Graeber…

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