In my paper, I am writing about how books that talk about racism and discrimination can have a positive impact on the readers. I am using the books Black Hole, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and the Ms. Marvel comics to show how discrimination and racism can be stopped. I found multiple […]

I’m writing my essay about the importance of tradition and custom in Native American culture, specifically in Part Time Indian. I had an easy time pulling together examples from the book that show the importance of tradition and custom and the way Arnold views tradition and the importance of the reservation. However, Im having a […]

In the “Black Hole” there is a virus being spread among young adults. The virus in the book can be hidden and unnoticeable. It can be spread through sexual contact and people would get infected without knowing until they see the effects. The virus can be associated with AIDS and was likely made to portray […]

Black Hole and AIDS

October 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

In my opinion, Charles Burns’ Black Hole is a really good work of horror in fiction. Burns immerses the reader into very detailed environments, and draws a lot of focus on the setting of his graphic novel. What really makes it an effective horror novel is its  use of AIDS as a metaphor. The characters in […]

Although the HIV/AIDS epidemic had not begun until the 80’s, Burn’s Black Hole set in the mid 1970’s seems to represent that “soon to come” epidemic that swept our nation by storm. This “bug” described in the graphic novel was only obtainable though sexual relations with someone else who has it. The comic does not show […]

The book Black Hole by Charles Burns is a strange book about students of a school who are experiencing an anomaly within the community. In the book there is a disease that causes weird symptoms such as weird bumps on the body and the skin of a person shedding at an incredible rate. The way its […]

The article about the new rare cancer found in homosexuals shows relation to the current comic I am reading because they both relate to a rare disease that is unknown and is acquired from sexual contact. In the article it states that it is not a fact yet that it is contagious through gay sex, […]

Slasher films are one of the most popular subgenres of horror films. These movies typically involve a serial killer who murders several characters, who are usually the main characters. Examples of eminent slasher films are cult classics like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Scream, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. A prominent element in slasher films […]

The article that I used in my essay is “The relation between self esteem levels and life quality levels of disabled and non-disabled tennis sportsmen” by Adem Civan. The article talks about the quality of life of disabled people in sports, more specifically tennis. My essay is about how being disabled is not as bad as it […]

Video Games portray genders and races in a specific way to attract consumers. With the primary audience for video games being males, the game art is designed to satisfy a male audience rather than a female audience.  To do this games are drawn to have the men appear more epic and females appear more vulnerable. […]

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