Blog for Persepolis

How you feel about readying comic for college level English Class? Is it appropriate?

I feel like that comic is for kids; however, it can be a great for an college student to use his or her creditable thinking. I believe that comic is great source for student to think outside the box; the funny things is you are looking at what is inside of the box, the panel. The gutter is basically the “thinking outside of the box.” Comics is to be enjoyed and read for college student but in  way that it can help enhance the mind of the individual.

Persepolis more or less Reflective/Narrative than Gangster of Love?

I think that Persepolis is more narrative than the Gangster of Love. I see that the author is telling a story of an little girl growing up. Yet, some part in the comic is reflective as the words describe the scene.

Difficulty Essay #2

Ginsue Yang

Rex (Professor Exequiel Ganding III)

Eng 201B


Difficulty Essay #2

In a person’s life begins his/her first breath on Earth and their last. An individual should envy their life with everything they got. One small mistake can cause a life, and will never see the day of light on Earth again. “Death by toxins becomes another remote concept,” (on page 293) is the passage I chose to write about. Death is fear by everyone, there is no other way to avoid it. One day it will come knocking at your door.

A fast way to kill is by toxins. Yet it can be slow and a painful death that cannot be bear. Toxins can be from anywhere where an individual lay his or her foot down.  Chemicals from laboratory can be dangerous for an individual that can inhale or be absorbed by the human flesh—for example: Mercury. Other toxicities are alcohol in drinks, in medicine in the medicine cabinets, plants from the outdoors, and also in the food we eat. However, some toxicity is good for the human body.

Remote is what is being called far away from civilization, society, or any other populated area; also could mean to be situated a long way away. Concept is something that somebody has thought up. Or that somebody might be able to imagine. Other meanings to it are a broad abstract idea or a guiding general principle, and the most basic understanding of something.

How “death by toxins” is relates to another “remote concept?” I did not find this passage difficult but interesting. It’s a piece of art in my mind while reading this passage. I can imagine death in another dimension. I can picture what the author is trying to say that in individual can die in many dimensions by comparing to how people die on Earth. But what gave me a better vision of this passage is due these sentences, “Elvis pointed out while we were on the road, early on, that when I travel. I feel free to smoke. I drink, smoke, and fuck with a vengeance.”  I think from this passage is that Rocky is in a different time of space when she traveling. She feel free to do whatever do whatever she could do without be told or ask for permission. Is she thinking about smoking and drinking again?

“A purely North American obsession,” which came right after the sentence I chose. Fact shown here is describing that is it an American thing to do. During this scene, Rocky is now in the Philippine. “I wonder if I will start smoking again,” (same page). After seeing people selling Marlboros and Winstons, and others items to make a living. Rocky picture herself back in the day when she still have the freedom to do things; she is imagining herself being young and free in America. In the short paragraph explains Rocky’s daydreaming of her time in America.

Sometimes I wish I can smoke a one or two. I reminisce my younger days with my family and friends; to do one thing at a different location than I grew up. I am still new to the Bay Area. After writing this essay, it brought my memories from what I did when I younger and still living among my families and friends. Now I am here in the Bay Area three hours away from home, I have no one that is close to me beside my older brothers.



Difficultly Essay

“Now that we had a name, some of the fragmented pieces began to fall together– who we were, what we were, how we had evolved.”

1. What difficults or problems are you having? Why is this difficult?

This phase has a lot meaning to me to who I am. People, students, friends do not know my background. Where did  my I come from.

Can you define the term “name?”

2. The “name” is what to be recognize by someone. Living in the United States, an individual will be recognize unless that individual have done something to satisfy the higher power people. Sometime, an individual is still not being recognize even though he or she has done great things for the nation. They may still be living in the shadow.

3. As a culture, they call themselves Spanish referring to a linguistic group but really they are 70-80 percent Indian. They called themselves Hispanic or Spanish-American or Latin American or Latin.