Response to the Graphic Novel “Fun Home. A Family Tragicomic” by Alison Bechdel written by Lukas Artur Pietza *** In the following response, I want to discuss. Fun Home - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or view presentation slides online. Tragicomic) is a graphic memoir by the American writer Alison Bechdel. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. This autobiography by the author Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by [Bechdel, Alison].
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Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Response to the Graphic Novel " Fun Home. A Family Tragicomic " by Alison Bechdel. Lukas Pietza. Main topics of the plot are her homosexuality, her problematic family structure and the confused life of her father in different facets. This topics are the main reasons why I chose this novel for the response.
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Shortly after this time, Alison and her brother Christian were born, and Bruce and Helen downloadd the Gothic Revival house.
Four months before, after realizing she was a lesbian by reading about homosexuals in a library book, Alison had written her parents a letter in which she came out. Scott Fitzgerald. Alison also compares Bruce to Marcel Proust in the way they intermingled their lives with fiction in order to conceal their homosexual proclivities, as well as their mutual obsession with the beauty of flowers.
Alison then narrates an impactful incident when Bruce took the kids as well as his young helper and presumably lover Roy on a trip up to the family cabin. Later, Alison discovers a photograph from this trip that Bruce had clearly taken of Roy, shirtless, lying in bed, which she examines closely. Alison wonders what might have happened if Bruce had been able to escape Beech Creek and live someplace else. Scott Fitzgerald , and the narrator suggests that Bruce Bechdel modeled elements of his life after Fitzgerald's, as portrayed in the biography The Far Side of Paradise.
She met Bruce Bechdel when the two were appearing in a college production of The Taming of the Shrew , and Alison Bechdel intimates that this was "a harbinger of my parents' later marriage". Shepard 's illustrations for The Wind in the Willows.
Artwork[ edit ] Fun Home is drawn in black line art with a gray-blue ink wash. Crumb with a seriousness, emotional complexity and innovation completely its own. I don't like pictures that don't have information in them.
I want pictures that you have to read, that you have to decode, that take time, that you can get lost in. Otherwise what's the point? Here, she poses for a drawing of her father.
Bechdel wrote and illustrated Fun Home over a seven-year period. She began each page by creating a framework in Adobe Illustrator , on which she placed the text and drew rough figures. Parts in the novel show that she 2!
If you take a look on pages 50 to 52 Bechtel added the first time the story of her fathers burrow. However, on page 52 their faces change to being annoyed, their eyes from on corner to the other and Alison also thinks about this situation: At his point, the Bechdels are similar to my own family.
In my childhood, my father was like Mr. Bechdel; he played with us, went swimming and organised trips for us.
The same things that Mr. Bechdel did with Alison and her siblings in her childhood. By the time, my father became more strange tome. He was in hospital because of a psychological illness and after that he was a completely different person to me and my family. Suddenly, there is a new point of view on this person.
In these chapters, I feel like part of the novel and see the story from my perspective and everything seems so real to me. I want to talk about my introducing question again if I would write such a intimate story about my family.
After writing this response, I am very unsure about the answer. I agree with a lot of the story Alison Bechdel tells in her novels.
The amount of stories look natural although Bechdel plays with sarcasm and apparent exaggerations. Even if the other stories seem unnatural, by reading the whole novel you can notice that every story is a part of something bigger. For example the brackets which are written in her diary, is a small detail that you can find in the plot again and again.
I think that the brackets should be 3!
In my opinion, the text is a wonderful opportunity to reflect your own life. By telling the story as a first-person narrator, the reader feels engaged and can understand how it is to live in such a curious family, which could be seen as a ridiculous from some readers because they do not have these problems.