Tom Sawyer… Traditional Text vs. Graphic Novel Unit 4 PBA 1 Model The Graphic Novel is better…watch me “grow up”!
Hi, I’m Tom!! Hi, I’m Tom Sawyer. When I was younger, I was a very visual learner… … I didn’t like to do a lot of work.
When I was young, he was not responsible. After all, I did convince some neighborhood kids that painting a fence was fun…all so I didn’t have to do work.
Then one night at the graveyard… One night, my friend Huck and I saw a murder at a graveyard…
The problem was… I saw the whole thing. I know the wrong man went to jail I’m innocent! The graphic novel lets you see the concern on my face!!!
Take responsibility or “chicken out”? I’m the real killer…I’ll kill you if you say anything! I hate jail! What should I do? See…this cloud visually let’s you know I’m thinking, a traditional text doesn’t do that as easily. They don’t talk about racism …do they??
Watch Tom Grow up!!! Dive right in to my graphic Novel!!!
Tom Sawyer… Traditional Text vs. Graphic Novel Mark Twain’s main message in Tom Sawyer is that taking responsibility is part of becoming an adult. The graphic novel was effective in that the reader could easily visualize the characters’ emotions and their actions. For example, it was easy to see the concern and conflict on Tom’s face when he and Huck went to visit Muff Potter in jail. In the traditional version, the reader had to get through the dialect in order to infer the conflict Tom had with taking responsibility. On the other hand, the dialect was able to convey the racism that was part of this time period. The graphic novel’s easy reading level left out a lot of examples of dialect that the traditional version included. This made the reader miss out on the statement Mark Twain was making about racism in the novel. Overall, the graphic novel was effective in conveying the author’s main message.