As you work on drafting Essay #2 this week, and revising it next week, we are going to begin our third and final unit in this course: Taking a Critical Approach to Literature. You will be reading the graphic novel, Watchmen, and in preparation for that, we will be reading some scholarly articles over the next few weeks about five different ways we can use a critical lens to approach a piece of literature. This week, you read two articles: “Gender Evolution in Graphic Novels” and “Marxism and Consumer Culture.” Now that you have read these articles carefully, address the following discussion prompt:
For each article, choose 1-2 claims or ideas that you found interesting. Include those claims word-for-word using quotation marks, and be sure to include a page number for each one. Then, explain why you thought that claim or idea was interesting. Be sure to organize your post logically, and make it clear which claim came from which article/author.