IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – absurd / surreal Jesus comic

Text: Jesus comic by disse.

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Some elements of this text to consider:

  • This particular cartoonist has a unique style that relies in part on a four-panel structure and an absurd / surreal turn in the last panel.
  • The comic indirectly references stories in the Bible of Jesus preaching to followers. Given that this is not explained at all, the cartoonist relies on the audience’s basic knowledge of Christianity.
  • There is an underlying environmental message to the comic.

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