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background image 1) Caricature- Clowes---1995 a) Summary: Caricature artist who draws “ugly” pictures of peoples faces  at a county fair, young romance between Theda and Mal Rosen, story 
about art and history, pleasing the audience and telling them what 
they want to hear
b) Metafictional or metaart- work of art about art
c) Clowes starts off being unstable and unsure but becomes more 
confident d) Clowes draws the faces:  i) Real vs true
ii) Ugliness
iii) Pleasing audience
iv) Very detailed
e) Art Forms i) Modern art with Theda’s parents
ii) Fine art
f) Romantic, realistic but the world never gives you what you want
g) Story about art being unsatisfying facing life
i) Wanting art to solve problems
ii) Seeking authenticity
iii) People performing and being fake
h) Themes i) Realism vs fantasy
ii) Slice of life
iii) Romance
iv) art
2) A Wrinkle In Time- Larson and L’engle----1962/2012 a) Summary: Meg who is a not so normal teenage girl doesn’t really fit in  and her brother Charles is super smart, older twin brothers are the 
popular kids. Father who is a physicist is missing and mother is 
depressed. Mrs. Who, Whatsit and Which have super powers but help 
the kids, Calvin tags along on the adventure to find their dad. Tesseract
means to travel in time to the different planets. Mrs. Whatsit 
metamorphosized into a horse/human. Father behind a dark shadow. 
The Mrs. W give hints and guidance to help on new planet. The new 
planet, Camazotz is controlled by “IT” a brain by hypnotizing the 
people. Shakespeare is quoted- the Tempest and famous poets, 
musicians, artists and sculptors are referred to. Everyone on planet is 
the same and it is bad to be different. Find father and he escapes but 
CW is drawn in by it and they have to leave  him behind. When 
traveling back to planet Meg gets paralyzed by stone but Monsters- 
Aunt Beast cure her. Meg goes back to planet to get CW by using 
emotions and overcoming IT. Then they return home. 
b) Genre: (1)Science fiction (a)Time travel, space
background image (2)Young adult (a)Teenager
(b)Family relationship
(c) Identity
(d)Learn something and mature
(3)Fantasy (a)Metamorphosized (4)Looks and appearances and how one can be different than they  seem (5)Religious  (a)Jesus
(b)Good vs bad
(c) Darkness
(d)Lord
(6)Gothic/Horror (a)Arched windows
(b)Monsters
c) Comic forms i) Color change with past and present tense
ii) Author uses different shades of blue and black
iii) Lots of white space
iv) Eyes describe a lot-symbol
v) The brain symbolizes authority or power
vi) Foreground vs background
vii)
Curvy font viii)  Abstract facial  d) Morality and ethical  i) Resist conformity 
ii) Acceptance
e) Happy Medium- finding a balance
f) Love is superior, family, art, humanist
g) Time frame
i) linear 3) Safari Honeymoon- Jacobs---2014 About a man and wife who go on a honeymoon to the safari. They have
a tour guide who helps them along the way because of such a 
dangerous place due to toxic plants, etc. Parasites or bugs adapts to 
human things like tongue or goes through the butt plug. Winston is the 
little creature that sticks around with them. The husband and tour 
guide drink alcohol while the wife does yoga. Underwater they catch a 
jellyfish. There are forest monkeys which communicate to the people. 
They are wandering and the guide turns against the couple and the 
husband gets bitten by a snake and put into a coma.
a) Themes i) Man vs nature
ii) Adventure

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School: East Carolina University
Department: Foreign Language
Course: Major American Writers
Professor: Kenneth Parille
Term: Winter 2016
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