I had a lot of trouble uploading my Plotly graph, so I’m just going to do my best to summarize it:

Both data sets, for the print and the graphic novel, were each generally very high in social critique rating. No matter the medium, I found the story very interesting. However, it is worth noting that the ratings for the graphic novel medium were usually higher, and most definitely had a higher average than the print source ratings. Because they were two separate stories there is no direct correlation between the ratings of the two through the first 25 pages, except for an exciting beginning that captures the audience.

I found the pictures very revealing and intriguing, as they captured the scene’s mood and also offered a lot of room for interpretation from the audience. As someone who prefers to read deeply and analyze the content as well as the underlying themes, I truly believe that pictures have a lot more room for interpretation. However, print makes the reader think much more deeply than graphic novels. The reader has to imagine the scene unfolding, and can only truly comprehend what is happening by reading closely. Also, in print each reader can have an entirely different perspective on the events because there is no concrete image or description to go off of. It is up to the individual to portray the scene based solely on the words that are given. Undoubtedly, while many prefer print, I enjoy graphic novels because I feel it captures more of the feeling that the story teller attempts to fill the piece with. Each picture is incredibly detailed, with various objects and lines of importance in every single one. In addition, I think that the format is simply much more tolerable. Blocks of text can seem very overwhelming, and by only looking at pictures the audience is less likely to be distracted and more likely to read deeper into the story, which is why I gave this medium a higher rating. every image can be looked into so deeply, because the symbolism is everywhere, and the author took a lot of time specifically laying out each page to get the message across. Changes in color, format, text boxes, and other techniques all work to make the story come alive and shift with every passing mood of the plot, so that the reader has a more enjoyable and interactive experience.


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