Lissa Guided Reading Analysis.pdf - 1 One of the major...

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1.One of the major complications of applying an ethnography to a graphic novel format, such as in Lissa, would be as the author mentioned, translating all the multiple authors and editors opinions and wishes into a small text bubble, and replacing the numerous words that would be in a regular text novel, into picture form to convey the emotions the authors were trying to depict. It is also difficult for the authors in that they have to communicate more with illustrators in their scripts, and to explain to them what parts are emphasized and what emotions they’re trying to convey. The team was able to overcome these challenges by being generous in each others opinions of editing, so in most cases everyone would agree on the final outcome of a scene or text. Another plus was they were able to work nearly all day and night, with one editor living in Mongolia, and the others living in Massachusetts, so the time difference helped efficiency. I think they were successful in making a graphic ethnography, as the illustrations conveyed many aspects of cultures and issues, while also invoking many emotions of the personal issues and everyday lives of th echaracters. 2.Layla believes it’s preposterous to get the double massectomy because she feels she’s taking drastic precautions to breast cancer, just because she carries the BRCA gene. Layla believes that its unreasonable for Anna to “mutilate” her body in order to prevent a disease that has not yet occured, however Layla also doesn’t grasp Anna’s fears and experiences with her mother and aunt dealing with breast cancer and the BRCA genes high risk of contraction of the disease. Anna doesn’t understand the difficulty of obtaining a kidney for Layla’s father for a multitude of reasons, the first being religious and cultural reasons. Layla’s mother and father disagree with donating their kidneys because they believe that life should flow from the old to the young, and not the other way around.The father also explained that his reasoning for refusing their donation was that God made people as a whole and they cannot give their organs away. Layla’s mother worries about her son donating because he is the eldest and only son, and should worry about his

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