Comparing and Contrasting Maus to Other Forms of Literature
How might the medium of a graphic novel work to accomplish what a play, poem, or piece of prose might not be able to accomplish?
Discuss how the images and the language of your graphic novel work together to communicate the plot. How do you think the novel would be different if it were not written graphically? Compare and contrast the medium of the graphic novel to other genres such as prose, poetry, and drama analyzed previously in the class.
Refer to the content from the previous modules to discuss aspects of prose, poetry, and drama and use examples from the texts Maus and/or Persepolis. Questions to consider in your analysis include the following:
- Why do you think the author chose to write in the graphic novel genre? How does the form contribute to the content and theme of the book?
- What did you find easier about this book than reading a non-graphic novel? What did you find more challenging? How would you describe the experience of reading this as compared to reading in more exclusively textual genres?
For a successful critical thinking assignment, you must do the following:
- Have a strong thesis statement (Links to an external site.)that you craft after constructing your evidence-based paragraphs (Links to an external site.).
- Use specific textual support from the text in the body of your paper.
- Apply literary terms from Modules 1 and 2 to provide analysis and rationale for your assertions.
- Include quotations with your close reading, or screenshots of the segment(s) you are analyzing. This is important so you can work to analyze the author’s words and is an essential part of literary analysis.
- Proofread for errors in spelling, grammar, and writing mechanics. Vary sentence structure and sentence length to add interest.
- Should be 3-4 pages in length (not counting the title page and references page)
- Minimum of two scholarly references in addition to the course textbook (The CSU Global Library is a good place to find these references.)
- Follow correct APA guidelines found in CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.) with regard to the following:
- Font style and size
- Margins and spacing
- References page (Cite primary and secondary sources
LITERARY TERMS AND REFERENCES:
- Introduction to Fiction
- Elements of Literature
- Reader-Response Criticism in Brief
- Reader-Response Criticism
- The Nature of Analysis
- How to Analyze a Short Story
- How to Analyze a Novel
- Characters and Characterization
- Symbols in Literature
- Annenberg Learner. (2016). Plot development. Retrieved from https://writingcenter.tamu.edu/Students/Writing-Speaking-Guides/Alphabetical-List-of-Guides/Creative-Writing/Plot-Development
- Chopin, K. (n.d.). Story of an hour. Retrieved from https://courses.lumenlearning.com/introliterature/chapter/the-story-of-an-hour-by-kate-chopin/ (Original work published 1894)
- Faulkner, W. (2018). Barn burning. Retrieved fromhttp://faculty.weber.edu/jyoung/english 6710/barn burning.pdf (Original work published 1939)
- Gillman, C. P. (2018). The yellow wallpaper. Retrieved fromhttp://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1952?msg=welcome_stranger (Original work published 1892)
- Gunther, M. A. (2000) Critical analysis of literature: Making the connection between reading and writing. English Journal, 89(4), 85-88.
- Joyce, J. (2001). The dead. In Dubliners. Retrieved from https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2814/2814-h/2814-h.htm#chap15 (Original work published 1914)
- Lumen Learning. (n.d.) How to write a thesis statement. In Guide to writing. Retrieved from https://courses.lumenlearning.com/styleguide/chapter/how-to-write-a-thesis-statement/
- Lumen Learning. (n.d.) The perfect paragraph. In Guide to writing. Retrieved from https://courses.lumenlearning.com/styleguide/chapter/the-perfect-paragraph/
- Lumen Learning. (n.d.) The qualities of a good research question. In English composition II: Rhetorical methods–based. Retrieved from https://courses.lumenlearning.com/englishcomp2kscopexmaster/chapter/the-qualities-of-a-good-research-question/
- Melville, H. (2018). Bartleby the scrivener. Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11231 (Original work published 1853)
- 60second Recap. (2014, November 4). Thesis statements: Four steps to a great essay [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/9R0ivCaLtnY
- Sections in Introduction to Literature
- CSU-Global Campus. (2016). CSU-Global APA Style Guide.
- John, R. (1997). The lost world of Bartleby, the ex-officeholder: Variations on a venerable literary form. The New England Quarterly, 70(4), 631-641. doi:10.2307/366649
- Munich, A. (1984). Form and subtext in Joyce‘s “The dead“. Modern Philology, 82(2), 173-184.
- Selina, J. S. (2009). Emotions in the story of an hour. The Explicator, 67(3), 215-220.
- Stein, W. (1961). Faulkner‘s devil. Modern Language Notes, 76(8), 731-732. doi:10.2307/3039943
- Treichler, P. (1984). Escaping the sentence: Diagnosis and discourse in “The yellow wallpaper”. Tulsa Studies in Women‘s Literature, 3(1/2), 61-77. doi:10.2307/463825