Presentation of Visual Essay: NathanHVisualEssay
Theme: I think the theme of this book is you can’t run away from your problems, they will only get bigger and worse.
Quote 1 :“The….Riverwood? The… Oh God! The Riverwood Clinic? Holy….no,no,it can’t… I wouldn’t I couldn’t. The Riverwood! Kelly sh-h-h-h…hang on,sh-h-h-h… I’ll just be sh-h-h-h.” I put this quote with pictures of people with question marks above them to show that Dani had no clue what was going on and how she got there, the man with the map. It shows that you might not know were you are but you can find a way.
Quote 2: “O-o-o-o number two Pooh Bah was there with number one Pooh Bah?” I put this quote with a face of shock and envy because I think Scratch envied Dani for getting so much attention from Dr. Thurber in such a short period of time. Scratch being a long time inhabitant of the asylum was bordering on jealousy.
Personal statement: “ One of her best friends instantly became her enemy, in the race to getting out.”
Quote 3: Dr.Thurber: “We’ll do even better next time.”
Dr.Thurber: “Yes Dani?”
I think this was a very important session in Dani’s healing because it symbolized that she started to get an idea on how to speed up getting out of the asylum and speed her healing. I put a light bulb on that slide to show that’s where she really opened up and went “Oh” I get how to get out of here.
Personal statement: “When the light bulb turns on, so does the whole house.”
Quote 4: Dani: Was it him? She sidled up close to the windowpane, framing her eyes against the sun. That stride, shoulders razor-sharp and straight. That stride, that Master of the Universe stride. She could feel the cashmere kiss of him suit from five floors up. “Daddy wait”. I thought that this was a very important because it gave her a sense of pride that she was safe away from her father but sad because she could not talk and forgive him. I put a half and half smiley face on it to show that she was happy but had mixed feelings of sadness.
Personal statement: “When he walks away you must realize that this might be the last time you see him.”
Quote 5: : “Dani, your mother says that you are good through and through. All the time. Nonstop, she talks about how pure you are. Are you hearing this? She said you are good.”
Dani: “She did?”
Dr.Thurber: “She did.”
Dani: “That’s good. Right?”
I put this in because I think this was a key moment to see if Dani had actually gotten better or was just faking it the entire time. I put a worried face on because of what Dr. Thurber said what her mom said, “she talks about how pure you are. Are you hearing this? She said you are good.” I thought that this was sort of a test so see how Dani would react. The worried face is for the last sentence that Dani said “That’s good. Right?” This told me that she was put off guard on this question. The worried face is what I think is what was on her face when she said this.
Quote 6: Dr.Thurber: “Try to entertain this for a moment. Your mother did break out of her prison. You saved Saraya The game is done. Your mother is Free!”
Dani: “But Mother was not Saraya. We had rules. We, Kelly and me, didn’t bring them into the Game in any way shape or form. You haven’t been paying attention!” This is where I think the worst of Dani came out. I put frustrated faces there to show that this is a very stressful moment for her. I think she was put back weeks because of thinking and focusing on ‘The Game” again, not her therapy.
Personal statement “Focus can not be broken if you are truly focused.”
Quote 7: Dani inhaled and adjusted her power, trying to shift it lightly. “Mother, we’ve never had a cup of coffee together.”
Dani’s mother: “Exactly,” said her mother.
) Dani inhaled and adjusted her power, trying to shift it lightly. “Mother, we’ve never had a cup of coffee together.”
Dani’s mother: “Exactly,” said her mother.
I think this is my best slide. I chose this quote and picture to go together because the box is random. You don’t know what is going to come out of this good, bad or anything. I think this is much like them going out to coffee together. You don’t know what will happen this is their first coffee together. There is no previous conversation to lead with so you don’t know if it will go good, bad or if anything will come out of it.
Personal statement “You don’t know what will come out of the game we call life.”