Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Miseducation of Ratna, Ken and Kumi: A Textbook Investigation Pt. 2

Note: Every now and then I steal one of my school’s English textbooks and analyze a specific chapter/activity/page from it. For the first installment and some basic information on the New Crown English Textbook Series, please refer to my previous post.

Pt. 2: If You Build It, You’ll Still Probably Die Anyways
Chapter Title: “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”
From: New Crown Series, Volume 3, page 30.
Chapter's Theme: Sadako is sick with a little thing called “Acute Radiation Syndrome.” She attempts to heal herself by folding a piece of paper into the shape of a bird.
Graphics: A hand-drawn girl sitting in her hospital bed, peeling a banana. Animated Gnomic-Ken standing at the foot of the girl’s bed, epitomizing the physical posture of: The World’s Littlest Biggest Douche. A photograph of a priapic statue with lots of colorful, unidentifiable stuff scattered around it.