Isabel Kuiper - Illustrious Artist
Red Scarf Girl - Chapter 3,4 & 5
This chapter was mainly about da-zi-bao. A da-zi-bao is a poster with large characters, expressing a political opinion. In the book the students were suppose to criticize the educational system. They made many posters with red and black ink. That's one of the reasons the main part of my drawing is in black and red. In the drawing you also see that I used lighter colors, such as yellow and light blue; these represent minor details of the drawing.
I put related things of the quote on boarder of my "poster" to make the main points stick out more. How did you react to the scene with this quote?
There were many examples of da-zi-bao in the book. But, the particular quote; that was on page 50, stuck out to me. In the beginning of the chapter Ji-Li-Jiang had trouble thinking of something to criticize the teachers. She thought there weren't villains, but usually acted like a mother to her. I would have to agree with Ji-li-jiang; if someone made me write a poster criticizing any of my teachers I don't know what I would put.
Later on, she finds out someone made one about her. I felt really sad, my eyes were watering when Ji-li-jiang started crying. Her description of this moment in her life was so touching. I understood that she felt sick, sad, and betrayed by her peers. I would have to. After always helping others out, trying her best, and this is how you are repaid back. I guess I wouldn't even want to go back to "that school". I felt like this chapter was one of the strongest, because this is when her family history reveals its self, she can't go to her dream school and she doesn't feel like she belongs within her peers. This point in the book is when we see changes starting in her life.
How would you react if someone made a da-zi-bao about you?
Would you be able to write a da-zi-bao criticizing the education system?