The modern teenager of the later 20th century is considered to be independent, opinionated and has the freedom and countless possibilities to do what they desired. This provides a contrast to what societies expectations were for teenager’s conduct before the sass’s. Some of the expected rules to live by were, agreeing with an elder no matter how wrong they may be, and having limited freedoms to do what one wished to.
In Prolepsis, Marine Satrap’s Independence and rebellion portray the odder teenager by emphasizing the importance of strong self-identity and by documenting her resistance and struggle of growing up In a restricted society. Satraps does this by first showing how she was able to go where she wanted and wear whatever made her happy without any Limitations from her parents; by standing up to the teacher in school and giving her opinion even though she was not supposed to, and by finally telling off the teacher at school.
This is a graphical analysis of the novel “Prolepsis”. I am going to select a few scenes from the book and explain them in terms of what they are telling us and how they are telling us. What” referring to they summary of the scene and “how referring to how it works graphically. Color occurs when light In deferent wavelengths strikes our eyes. Objects have no color of their own, only the ability to reflect a certain wavelength of light back to our eyes. As you know, color can vary In differing circumstances.
For example, grass can appear gray In the morning or evening or bright green at noon. Colors appear different depending on whether you view them under incandescent, florescent or natural sunlight. Colors also change according to their surroundings. You can see his by looking at the color squares below – the reddish outline box is the same color in all the examples. So the adding of all colors on a screen the is back lit results in white and when there is no color on screen it is black which means black in it self is not a color it is just the absence of light or color.
The black In an Image Is often used to show Aloof, evil, death, unknown, fear, mystery, dark, night, sad, murky, sinful, Inhuman, fiendish, devilish, Infernal, monstrous, horrible, nefarious, treacherous, traitorous. Ana ten went In an Image Is oaten uses to snow Innocence, purity, valiant, sterilely, airiness, snow, frost, milk, ghostly, ultraconservative, blank, empty, transparent, honorable, dependable, auspicious, fortunate, harmless. Still talking about white, a color without hue at one extreme end of the scale of grays, opposite to black.
A white surface reflects light of all hues completely and diffusely. Most so-called whites are very light grays: fresh snow, for example, reflects about 80 percent of the incident light, but to be strictly white, snow would have to reflect 100 percent of the incident light. It is the ultimate limit of a series of shades of any color (Webster, p. 167). Never underestimate the power of this super neutral. It works with any other color, in any context, anywhere. One color plus white equals an almost foolproof color scheme. White would be an inappropriate color for a wedding in China. It is the color of mourning.
If a bride chooses a white wedding gown, her parents would probably not allow her to get married. The first way in which Marine Satraps portrays her individuality and how she deals with the restrictive laws in her nation, was by wearing what she wanted to and going out where she pleased, without objection from her parents. For an Iranian mother, my mom was very permissive. I only knew two or three other girls who could go out alone at thirteen. ” (Satraps 131) Satraps recognizes the freedom she had unlike other people, and begins to value it, as she feels that it’s something that she is fortunate to have.
She also realizes that she did not want to conform Just like other people in Iran, because she understands the importance of being herself and not changing according to how society and the law wished her to. “l put on my 1983 Nines on… And my denim Jacket with the Michael Jackson Button, and of course, my headscarf. (Satraps 131) In doing so she creates an I-don’t-care-attitude about the consequences because she believes that it would be a way of displaying her disapproval to what took place around her.
It also showed her fearlessness to take risks, such as lying, so that she got what she wanted, even though she knew that it could get her killed. “Ma’am, my mother’s dead. My stepmother is really cruel and if I don’t go home right away she’ll kill me… ” K so on page 130 the background is black, this is not because there is something sad or violent about the scene it is Just showing that it is night. On page 131 the background is white, it refers to the time of the day and the mood of the scene to.
First of all it shows that it is morning or noon. And then the scenes on the page show how the subject in this case Satraps is feeling after getting her posters and her shoes. The second frame on this page is really interesting Just because of the way two images in the frame compliment each other. They are high in contrast to create an interest for the viewer. There is nothing in the background it Just Satraps on one side posing and the poster of Kim Wiled which is black in color and figure is made of Just thin whit lines.
Satraps 134) Though she understands that she will get into trouble for disobeying the law, she tries in almost every way, to manipulate the situation according to how seen wellness It to turn out. I Nils Is Decease s e Tell n Tanat NOAA NAS ten ruling to nave control over a person’s wish and how they chose to live their life. This showed the similarities to present day ten’s who lived their life with a strong belief about the rights and freedoms they possessed. The graphics on this page reflect to what I said above.
Again there is a high contrast between the two characters and the background. And Just how Satrap’s facial expression changes in the first four frames, tells the whole character of the scene. Look how in the first frame on this page it is shown that this lady stops Satraps and her facial expression is ” excuse me… ” With a hesitating gesture, then look at the next frame and see how her mouth opens and the her mouth is drawn with wobbling lines which shows that she is Just about to cry… Hen look at the fourth frame and see how the whole mood changes in the frame as the speech bubble appears with zigzag lines and her eyes rolling back and her wide open mouth… ND not to for get the lady who has been in all four frames with the same angry look on her face. As Marine Satraps grows older, she becomes bolder and also portrays disruptive behavior as a way to protect her against the changes that took place around her, and the false images that were sometimes shown to cover up reality.
This could be seen through her telling off her teacher and the confidence she feels once she does it. “It was the principal of Maria’s school. Apparently she told off the religion teacher. She gets that from her uncle. ” (Satraps 145) Satraps feels that she had to voice out her pinion because she sees that the truth was not being told, and false images were given in order to cover up society wrong doings, according to how it saw fit. “How dare you lie to us like that? (Satraps 144) She realizes that unlike the other teenagers around her, who by that time seemed to have given in to society’s expectations, she wanted to live a life in which she would be happy and not constantly feel restricted. This causes her outburst as she feels that someone ought to expose the actual happenings that were going on instead of pretending to live in a perfect world like he others in her nation. On page 145 the mood seems to be of mystery in the first two frames knowing that the phone is being answered and it is a mystery to the other two characters, as in the want to know who is on the other side.
Looking at Satrap’s expression it seem that she already has a clue Just by the way she is look at her father and is standing in the back. The rest of the frames, after the second one, show a mood of anger and at the same time sympathy and sadness. From the fourth frame onwards the two characters in the scene interact in an interesting way, see how Satrap’s face has a surprisingly blank look on it and her mother is screaming at her with a feeling of painful anger.
Throughout the novel, Marine Satraps portrays herself as maturing and understands the value of freedom, and yearns to have as much independence as she could because she feels that the society she lived in pushed her backwards. It also shows how she is able to overcome the pressures of society and its expectations of how she was supposed to live her life by taking risks and protecting her identity. “Don’t ever forget who you are. ” (Satraps 148) Even though society today sees the manager as in need of constant guidance; the modern teenager possesses much Independence Ana Treetop.
I Nils Is Decease overtime teenagers nave Eden seen to mature faster compared to before and capable enough to decide for themselves without having too much outside interference. Page 149 shows a couple of moods the first two frames are in black background showing that there is a pain and a feeling of loneliness. In the third frame the look on Satrap’s face is Just sad as she pour a hand full of soil in a Jar. The fifth frame Just shows her face with a very hesitated calm expression as she calls her friends to say goodbye.