Saturday, February 21, 2015

Illustrious Artist - Lexi Farnes

Red Scarf Girl 
Ji-Li Jiang
Chapters 3, 4, 5
Week 2
Illustrious Artist

I decided to create what I thought a da-zi-bao poster would look like, after reading this weeks section.      A da-zi-bao poster, is a "big character poster", and in the book the students criticised the educational system.  The day they did this, all school classes were suspended.  The students were then directed instead to participate in making da-zi-bao posters.  There were rolls of white paper, lots of brushes, and some bottles of red and black ink so the students could make the posters.  The da-zi-bao posters were everywhere.  And all the students would gather around a poster and eagerly shout suggestions.  When Ji-Li spread out a piece of paper in front of her, she didn't know what to write.  She said, "But now that I actually had to criticise the teachers who taught us every day, I could not find anything really bad to say about any of them" (Page 39).  I think this scene in the book play is really important.
To me, it shows me what part of the Cultural Revolution was all about.  

1 comment:

  1. Lexi,

    Your drawing and blogpost shows great depth and the meaning of the da-zi-bao poster. The Cultural Revolution was really strong about the western world's education, and due to that, it chimed in as an essential part of the Revolution. This goes onto the Four Olds, where the Chinese population was restricted in practicing the Four Olds. Both of them have great similarities.

    Awesome drawing and post.

    - Sophia