Today’s Headlines: Ignatius Jacques Reilly

A Confederacy Of Dunces Multimedia Introduction:

In order to fully describe and characterize Ignatius while preserving the theme and concept of the story, I chose to utilize a newspaper format. Newspapers are a great way to convey news and ideas across to the masses, and preserves the 19th century setting of the story. Every element of a newspaper is key, from the title to the content, and thus I chose to pay great attention to every detail and component of the template.

The name of the newspaper, New Orleans Daily, helps the reader understand the setting of the book, while the picture of Ignatius underneath helps the reader visualize Ignatius’ queer build. The In The Issue and See Also sections of the template make smart and effective references to the book, incorporating important elements that not only help explain the plot, but also a sense of the characters; while the black and white picture underneath once again strengthens the readers grasp of the setting and time. The color scheme also plays a huge role in the effectiveness of the multimedia, and the monotone colors provide an extremely distinct and deep understanding of the time period and setting. Finally, the most important component of the newspaper, is the headline article. The fact that the article is on the cover displays the importance Ignatius has on his community and city. The article is more of the authors opinion than news, however, the perspective presented in of an outsider, allowing the reader to understand different opinions of possibly the most repelling character ever created. The article also includes multiple references to the story, including the Industrial Canal. It describes Ignatius and his antics with extreme disgust, yet subliminally coveys a minute sense of respect and awe.

 

Credits:

Toole, John Kenedy. ”A Confederacy Of Dunces.” Global Public Library. Web. 14 Sep, 2018. http://library.globalchalet.net/Authors/Toole,%20John%20Kennedy/John%20Kennedy%20Toole%20-%20A%20Confederacy%20of%20Dunces.pdf
The Character Creator. Web. Sep 19, 2018. https://charactercreator.org/#

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