Sunday, December 29, 2019

On Page 134 Of Fun Home, Bechdel Writes, “It Was A Vicious

On page 134 of Fun Home, Bechdel writes, â€Å"It was a vicious circle, though. The more gratification we found in our own geniuses, the more isolated we grew.† Illustrated along with this text is a large panel presenting the Bechdel household with circular panels drawn on the side of the house to detail the separate goings on inside each room. Each figure is also painted in a silhouetted form, creating a dissociated and an impersonal impression for which to view the Bechdel family. â€Å"While Bruce Bechdel is shown to have an explosive temper and be prone to the occasional violent outburst, it is the distance he creates in the household that seems to cause the most harm.† (Helvie) The separate, circular and interior panels could be representing†¦show more content†¦Also in panel two, the photo is already in the sand, but tension is built when the text reads, â€Å"In twelve seconds time, I drop the photograph to the sand at my feet, walking away. It’s already lying there, twelve seconds into the future.† Readers are subjected to the ways in which Dr. Manhattan sees and experiences time, which is seeing the past, the present, and the future each at the same time. In panel eight, Dr. Manhattan states, â€Å"I am going to look at the stars†. The stars are meant to represent the photograph he has been focused on this entire page. To expand, readers are regarding the photograph similarly to the way they do the stars, for the light from stars takes ages to travel through the universe and have the ability to be seen from earth. When we are looking at stars, many of them are already dead in their current state in space, and it is therefore like looking into the past, similar to looking at Dr. Manhattan’s photograph. Both stars and the people in the photograph are no longer living, they are simply an aspect frozen in time conveying what once was. Red: p. 59 Throughout the graphic narrative, Yahgulanaas illustrates black form lines within the drawings to separate images and panels and to create a smooth, full, and wave-like gutter. Most comics present gutters as an

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