Didactic Panels

Panel1

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YingYang Zhang

BornĀ in KaiPing, China

Route of Dreams

X-Acto knife,Ā black bristol, and glue

To represent Of Mice and Men’s themes of dreams and loneliness, Yang used an X-Acto knife to cut out shapes of a dark cloud, lightning, and a bird from black bristol, then glued them on the page to create theĀ obviousĀ composition. The dark cloud and the lightning stand forĀ theĀ obstacles of our dreams, and the bird is used to representĀ loneliness.

Panel 2

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YingYang Zhang

BornĀ in KaiPing, China

Broken

No. 6H pencil andĀ black big brush

To represent Of Mice and Men’s theme of sacrifice,Ā Yang used a No. 6H pencil and a black big brush to create theĀ concept of pattern. Yang used the No.6H pencil to draw the shape of the pattern, then filled it with the black big brush. Ā TheĀ irregular lines staggered together makes it look like a broken mirror, represent the idea ofĀ sacrifice.

Panel 3

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YingYang Zhang

BornĀ in KaiPing, China

Freedom

No. 6H pencil andĀ black big brush

In Freedom, Yang used a No. 6H pencil and a black big brush to create theĀ concept ofĀ overlap. Yang first used the No.6H pencil to draw the outline, then filled it with the black big brush. In this page, you only see part of the heart. And the heart isĀ separating in birds shape. Presenting the idea of freedom.

1 thought on “Didactic Panels”

  1. In your didactic panels, you identify the themes, materials, and goals. Each panel is a little bit longer than the 60-word requirement (remember, they should each be exactly 60 words!). As you work to get to 60 words, you’ll proofread and revise the language. You might also consider:

    * do you need to refer to Of Mice and Men in the first two panels? If so, it should be italicized. If not, you’ll have more space to write about what you did and the concepts your work represents.
    * One other thing to think about regarding Of Mice and Men and the themes : the project asked you to re-imagine the book and change the theme. You have aimed to represent the novel’s themes instead of re-imagining it. Is there any way you can show that you have transformed the themes of the novel into a new approach?
    * as you revise, you might work to make the following phrases more easily understood:
    ** in the first panel, “obstacles of our dreams”
    ** in the second panel, the sentence “The irregular lines staggered together makes it look like a broken mirror, represent the idea of sacrifice” has some errors with subject-verb agreement. A couple of possible corrections: “The irregular lines, staggered together to look like a broken mirror, represent sacrifice.” Or “The irregular lines staggered together look like a broken mirror, representing the sacrifice.” How do these lines represent sacrifice?
    ** in the third panel, the last few lines need more attention: “In this page, you only see part of the heart. And the heart is separating in birds shape. Presenting the idea of feedom.” In particular, the last sentence is a sentence fragment, and the word freedom is misspelled. How can you phrase this without addressing you but instead referring to the page, not the viewer.

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