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John Stewart Comic Strip
Updated: 9/16/2020
John Stewart Comic Strip
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Storyboard Text

  • John Stewart in "Why My Grief Isn't Despair" uses anecdotes to uplift American citizens after the tragedy of 9/11 by cheering them up and giving them hope by saying...
  • "The reason I don't despair is this attack happened. It's not a dream. But the aftermath, the recovery, is a dream realized. And that is Martin Luther King's dream.(6)
  • He uses a traumatic event from his, and multiple people's path to uplift others
  • He also uses this story to remind everyone of the insane recovery efforts after 9/11 to help give people a sense of hope and help them cheer up.
  • He also uses the values of Americans to spark hope by saying...
  • "But you know what the view is now? The Statue of Liberty... You can't beat that."(10)
  • The image of the Statue of Liberty is connected with the values of freedom and hope.
  • He uses this image to connect his listeners to these values and give them a sense of hope that they, and the rest of America, will be able to move past this tragedy.
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