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1. Address your overarching understanding of the dynamic character of each scene. What are we supposed to understand about her development? Analyze the most important graphic novel conventions you used to present this development in each scene. Arrow was initially nervous over whether she would be able to continue protecting the cellist, though a flashback provides her with additional confidence. As demonstrated in panel 1, she has an emotionless smile. “This worries her. She’s perhaps she has lost her way, perhaps she isn’t the weapon she was just a few days ago... and maybe he has a plan that is beyond her reach” (Galloway 120). Panel 6 features Arrow thinking about something demonstrated by the thought bubble. Inside the thought bubble is an icon of a grave, representing death. Though Arrow was in a near-death scenario, she ultimately survived the shelling. This flashback provides her with confidence, because she knows that she has been through many near-death scenarios, and if she was able to survive against the odds that are fully stacked against her, she will be able to protect the cellist and succeed in this mission. “All as it should be. There’s no problem with her plan (Galloway 125). 3. Mood is an essential part of communicating larger overall meaning in a text. Please explore a moment in each of your scenes where you established a mood. Analyze the key graphic novel conventions you employed to establish that mood. Black and white, frames, and icons were used to convey a gloomy mood from panels 1-3, which morphed into a threatening mood beginning in panel 4. Color was not applied to the graphic novel, as black and white are simplistic, dark, and do not hide behind anything. Most importantly, black and white are ap... ... middle of paper ... ...ars when the bomb drops onto the ground. Value was utilized to explain the sequence of which the bomb is dropping, adding to the flow of the story and the readers’ understanding. Amplification through simplification was used in panel 5 by simplifying the picture, and amplifying the magnitude of the bomb, developing the war conflict. Additionally, amplification through simplification was utilized in panel 6, simplifying arrow, and amplifying the grave to allow readers to reflect on how fragile life is. Onomatopoeia was featured in panel 5 to develop panel content. The soundscape “BANG” was displayed on the page in dominant font. Onomatopoeia assisted readers in understanding how large the magnitude of the shelling was. Due to techniques implemented including value, amplification through simplification, and onomatopoeia, panels 4-6 are my favorite panels from my scene.

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