In this week's section of the book Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang, many things happened and the story changes a lot. In my image it is shown Ji-li thinking of all the bad things that happened and were happening to her and how the Cultural Revolution was affecting her. The first thinking bubble is directed to the da-zi-bao that her own colleagues wrote about her, and that it affected her in a very negative way. The da-zi-bao reads:"Lets look at the relationship between Ke Cheng-li and his favorite student, Jiang Ji-li." (pg 49.) I think that this poster they wrote about her made her rethink her ways of being and the way she treated others. In my opinion, her friends wrote that because they were jealous of all she had and how the teachers liked her so much. They also thought that she wasn't really as smart as her grades said, yet the teachers gave her such grades because her family was rich. Moving on, another very important part of this section was that Ji-li's grandfather was called a landlord, and her dad was called a rightist. This part was reflected in my illustration also as a thinking bubble, and I made all of these thinking bubbles with question marks because Ji-li was confused with everything that is happening around her. Furthermore, Ji-li is colored in black and white to show her emotion, which is mainly sad. Finally, in the illustration there is a texture of paper, and this was on purpose because it makes it look not as technological as it would be if it was normal since there were not computers in that time. In addition, I think that it looks worn out, and that is the condition that Ji-li is in right now in the novel.
Image sources: Girl, Scarf, All other fonts and shapes from Photoshop CC