Marzi is a graphic novel dealing with a personal narrative. Because this book is about Marzi (Marzena Sowa) and her memories of her childhood in Poland, this book contains many interesting and outstanding scenes.
1. ‘State of Fear.’
This scene is the first scene that talks about the war. Marzi remembers how the war began in Poland when she was two years old.
“It was December 13, 1981…I was two and a half.” (Sowa 47)
There are many emotional expressions on the characters as well. This scene shows that this book is dealing with the story of war and politics.
2. ‘Breathing Can Be Hazardous To Your Health.’
This scene shows that a toxic cloud came over Poland. By the toxic cloud, people in the Ukraine get sick and very often end up dying.
“Even though it’s spring, I can’t play outside after school. Besides, there’s no one to play with.” (Sowa 91)
This scene explains how the war affected to her childhood.
3. ‘Goodbye Dolly.’
In this chapter, Marzi wanted to tell a colorful story to Edyta. So in this scene, there are most vivid moments.
The author added bright red, orange to show that Marzi was telling the colorful story to Edyta.
4. ‘Goodbye Dolly.’
This is the last scene of the book that explains why she creates this book and her relationship with Edyta.
“This is where I’ll draw my inspiration from to make Edyta laugh. To protect her from the world of adults as long as I can.” (Sowa 230)
Throughout this book, there were a lot of outstanding scenes which emphasizes the memoir of Marzi. This link is introducing Marzena Sowa and how her life made this book. http://culture.pl/en/artist/marzena-sowa
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“Marzena Sowa | Artist | Culture.pl.” Culture.pl. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.
Sowa, Marzena, Sylvain Savoia, and Marzena Sowa. Marzi: A Memoir. New York: DC Comics, 2011. Web. 19 Mar. 2016.