People usually mistaken Graphic novels and Comics to be the same, but the truth is they are different. Graphic novels are mediums with sequential arts to tell stories. Today, Graphic novels are used in many ways to enhance and improve the development of education for student. The issue is that we still approach graphic novels with caution, as their content has often been seen as controversial and somehow damaging literacy. Some teachers and librarian do endorse the use of graphic novels but they sometime encounter colleagues who feels that this isn’t right because their content has often been seen as controversial and somehow undermining literacy.
From the moment he was introduced, McMurphy effected every patient in the asylum. Instead of bowing to society’s rules and ideas, he went against the norm and was unashamed to be himself. Due to this, he was the ideal hero to rescue the patients from declining self-respect. He encouraged those around him to defy rules and reason by opening their eyes to the world, saying for example, “People [will] try to make you weak so they can get you to toe the line, to follow their rules, to live like they want you to. And the best way to do this, to get you to knuckle under, is to weaken you by getting’ you where it hurts most.” Through these means, he succeeded in conquering Nurse Ratched and her attempts to alter her patients to the beliefs of society.
Love can be the missing piece we are looking for. Through analyzing this novel through the psychoanalytic lens and reader response theory, it is evident that this novel has many redeeming qualities that make it appropriate for a 4U audience in a Christian school. Despite being graphic in its description of injuries sustained in the crash, this novel is suitable for a classroom setting for mature students who will take the novel seriously. There are important life lessons that can be learned. Character-building lessons about life and relationships can be learned from this novel.
This allows the reader to hear commentary on two very different views of fiction, thus giving the aspiring writer a well-rounded understanding of the subject. Although a large part of this books deals with the method one uses to write a successful piece of fiction ("notes on the fictional process"), a substantial section is devoted to helping the student understand exactly what fiction is and what it should try to accomplish (notes on literary-aesthetic theory). This point is emphasized in the preface of the book, in which Gardner explains, "Understanding very clearly what fiction 'goes for,' how it works as a mode of thought, in short what the art of fiction is, is the first step towards writing well" (x). From this point in the preface, Gardner goes on to state in the first chapter of the book that there are no set rules or laws that one has to follow when writing a piece of fiction. This is not to say that rules do not exist; however, they can always be bent or even broken in any given situation.
Society is presented as a ruthless machine that makes everyone conform to its narrow rules. With rules that deem people unworthy, all individuality is squeezed out of people, and the natural, joyful expressions of life are suppressed. Ken Kesey offers his readers a question: Do society’s rules for us come with malintent? In the hospital ward, where the majority of the book takes place, the representative of society is the Big Nurse, or Nurse Ratchet. At first glance, she seems to be just another decent person trying to help her patients, but at a closer look we are able to see the repression she represents.
The mental patients are dominated by Nurse Ratched, a prior army nurse who controls the ward with jagged and sterile precision. During daily group meetings, she instigates the patients to attack one another in their most shameful areas, humiliating them into submission. Chief Bromden, the half Indian narrator of the novel, shows us through his delirium that the hospital is not what it appears to be. Beneath the walls of the ward lies a deep rooted sexual repression and the patients are manipulated into believing that the daily torture they experience is for their well being. Although the institution implies that having a healthy expression of sexuality is the key to sanity, in reality, the ward does the exact opposite.
That is why I believe self-choice is absolutely necessary when picking a book. Recommendations can certainly guide readers in the right direction, but if the student lacks interest in the book from the start, it will be a struggle for them to make time to read it and finish it. That being said, I think my philosophy of reading would fit somewhere between a constructivism and sociolinguistics theory. Constructivism theorists believe that learning is an ongoing collective application of knowledge where past knowledge and hands on experience meet. This theory also believes that students are naturally curious.
He endeavors to instruct his readers in the way he believes they should read, in order to get the most out of each book. He concedes that, “When lay readers encounter a fictive text, they focus, as they should, on the story and the characters” but to truly read like a professor you must also divert a portion of your attention on “other elements of the novel” such as “memory… symbol… [And] pattern” (Foster, 15). Foster clarifies
It's about time students read books for recreation and be able to express in their own words why the books are great or not so great. Most importantly, the lessons each book teaches students must be learned individually. People cannot be told what the book is trying to communicate, they must learn it for themselves. This is what makes books noteworthy, and this is why Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren D. Estleman is an extraordinary book. It is a book people can enjoy for entertainment motives rather than for its devices of sound, syntax, and omniscient point of view.
Would Mcmurphy be considered to be the so-called “evil” character in the film? When he arrives he causes so much chaos between the patients and the nurses. Would the audience agree Mcmurphy is even responsible for a patient's death within the ward? Nurse Ratched does not abuse authority. She only tries to keep everything in order.