Humans and Animals in the Graphic Novel the Call of the Wild from the Perspective of Ecocriticism Reading


Nowadays, environmental crisis is one of the most important problems. Many people are affected by this crisis. Graphic novels can be used as a powerful tool to raise environmental awareness and urge people to protect the natural world. This paper aims to analyze the relationship between humans and animals in the graphic novel version of The Call of the Wild and examine the artistic techniques employed to show the relationship. The graphic novel is analyzed through frameworks of ecocriticism and artistic techniques. The study shows that humans' treatments have major impacts on animals’ behavior. In addition, the study demonstrates that the graphic novel uses texts, illustrations, and colors as the keys to present the relationship between humans and animals. This graphic novel can encourage readers to have appreciation and concerns for animals.

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Siraprapha Ratanaruamkarn, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Supaporn Yimwilai, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

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Conference: LibrAsia2017
Stream: Literature - Children’s and Young Adult Literature

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