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Chris Dayal February 21, 2011 AP COMP Literature Circles Maus II Chapter 3 – Style Diction - The diction of the father seems to be very broken. He pedals faster as his stories reach emotional climaxes as he tries to out run them and escape from reality. The comic book style is uniquely equipped to achieve this, because it can keep past and present alive before us in a way rather different from other art forms. Unlike a film or a novel it does not have to fade in and fade out dealing with a comic book, the readers always experience a particular “boxed” image in relation to those around it and to the entire layout of the two pages. The shape of the boxes, their size relative to each other, and the visual patterning of images and the calligraphy of the script all help to shape our response to the text, but always in the context of other images on the page. And, most important, the reader controls the
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Unformatted text preview: pace of the experience—he can linger on a particular image, shift his attention back to a previous one, move on quickly to a dominant image further ahead on the page, and so on. Syntax- Very flowy throughout the chapter. The story continues with some choppy moments so that they can cut to the serious moments in the novel. Imagery- The black and white holds deeper meanings. White can symbolize hope, whereas the black induces death and morbid thoughts. The Jews being mice, The pigs are selfish non Jews, and the cats, or Nazis seek out the Jews continuously here. Structure and Language- Very sophisticated language used at times. He can use harsh language to reiterate the heat of the moment some Nazis induced. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Lice- Have lice no food… no lice => food....
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