Monday, October 27, 2008
FUn home second half
After she finds out about the fathers death on page 27 the kids all show similar faces, emotionless with the same dot for a mouth. The mouth is significant thorughout the book of her father it is a dot the whole way through. the first time it changes is when he is with his gay student rob, then the father gets a quick smirk. Also when Bechdel comes out, he changes from a stern dot for a mouth to a smirk as well. His facial lines also seem more warm and les sern then before. The ties Bechdel has between her father and famous authors like Camus and Proust are interesting. However i cannot fully appreciate the paralles she draws between her fathers life and their work because i have never read any of their novels.