Graphic Novel, Pr.Cooper
4 March 2009
Looking at the available topics that have come to mind from the selection of works both ahead of us within the class and the readings we have already done I have decided to look at survivor stories in the era of world war two. Yes this is a very narrow topic though it is also a broad topic in if not centralized within the time frame.
I am anticipating looking at Mause and another graphic novel entitled Berlin. Both of which I understand are about surviving World War Two in a different way. Having had some experience with reading Mause I hope to open up the concept of a survivors tale to see how others portray their experience.
Through the essay I hope to look at the narrative of the images and story line.
How do they portray the divisions in the war? What kind of impact do they make by using the Graphic Novel medium in contrast to the novel or the other mediums that have been used? How do they show the devastation and impact that the experience has caused?
As I have said with experience reading Maus once before I can find examples of these questions pretty easily though I would like it opened up to others within the same concept and time frame.