In addition the inclusion of the story telling acts

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storyline. In addition, the inclusion of the story telling acts as a narration, which further clarifies the story being told. Spiegelman distinguishes the two by secluding the story telling into separate texts boxes or above or below the image that it correlates with. Meanwhile, his text for the story being told is distinguished by speech bubbles and it’s direct placement in the images. These two types of textual support in the graphic novel, help to clarify the happenings and better the reader’s understanding of the events Spiegelman is expressing. An example of this story within a story textual structure can be found on page 90, with an introduction to the new scene, announced by the narration of the story telling in a secluded box at the bottom corner of the image, Everyone came very nice dressed. They tried so that they would look young and able to work, in order to get a good stamp on their passport (Spiegelman, 90). The scene then continues with various strips, consisting of the story telling above the picture, and the story being told and its text within the picture, Story telling : When we were everybody inside, Gestapo with machine guns surrounded the stadium. Story being told : Line up by family at the tables to register! Quickly!
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Story telling : Then was a selection, with people sent either to the left, either to the right. Story being told : Old people, families with lots of kids, and people without work cards are all going to the left. Story telling : We understood this must be very bad (Spiegelman, 90). As this example shows, the reoccurring narration of the story telling also plays the role of the inner thoughts of the narrator. With this contributing factor, we are exposed to the perspective
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