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The narrative of Fun Home is non-linear and recursive. Miller explains that as Bechdel revisits scenes and themes "she re-creates memories in which the force of attachment generates the structure of the memoir itself.
Bruce Bechdel was a funeral director and high school English teacher in Beech Creekwhere Alison and her siblings grew up. The book's title comes from the family nickname for the funeral homethe family business in which Bruce Bechdel grew up and later worked; the phrase also refers ironically to Bruce Bechdel's tyrannical domestic rule.
Modern to his Victorian. Butch to his nelly. Utilitarian to his aesthete.
While I was trying to compensate for something unmanly in him, he was attempting to express something feminine through me. It was a war of cross-purposes, and so doomed to perpetual escalation. Bechdel chose to accept the fact, before she had lesbian relationship, but her father hid his sexuality.
Bechdel had viewed her father as "a big sissy""  while her father constantly tried to change his daughter into a more feminine person throughout her childhood. The underlying theme of death is also portrayed.
Unlike most young people, the Bechdel children have a tangible relationship with death because of the family mortuary business. Alison ponders whether her father's death was an accident or suicide, and finds it more likely that he killed himself purposefully.
Bechdel writes, "I employ these allusions And perhaps my cool aesthetic distance itself does more to convey the Arctic climate of our family than any particular literary comparison. Scott Fitzgeraldand the narrator suggests that Bruce Bechdel modeled elements of his life after Fitzgerald's, as portrayed in the biography The Far Side of Paradise.
She met Bruce Bechdel when the two were appearing in a college production of The Taming of the Shrewand Alison Bechdel intimates that this was "a harbinger of my parents' later marriage". Shepard 's illustrations for The Wind in the Willows.
Artwork[ edit ] Fun Home is drawn in black line art with a gray-blue ink wash. Crumb with a seriousness, emotional complexity and innovation completely its own. It's very important for me that people be able to read the images in the same kind of gradually unfolding way as they're reading the text.
I don't like pictures that don't have information in them. I want pictures that you have to read, that you have to decode, that take time, that you can get lost in. Otherwise what's the point?Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is a graphic memoir by the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, author of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out grupobittia.com chronicles the author's childhood and youth in rural Pennsylvania, United States, focusing on her complex relationship with her grupobittia.com book addresses themes of sexual orientation, gender roles, suicide, emotional abuse, dysfunctional family.
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