Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Haley Reading Group: Black Panther, Chapter 2

[Haley Reading groups Fall 2020]

Alright, let's say more about chapter 2 of Black Panther.  

I'm always thinking about things I overlooked on the first or second time through an issue. 

What's something intriguing you noticed about chapter 2 of Black Panther that you may have overlooked or just did not have time to comment on your first time through? 

15 comments:

Peyton Payne said...

Something that I noticed about the black panther that I wasn't able to comment on was that he has a mindset where he has to do everything himself. He wants to solve the country's problems himself when I feel he doesn't have to.

The "No one man" burned in the ground in fire was interesting to me as well. I feel it represents The Midnight Angel's intentions and plans. Also the art for this scene is really well drawn.

Jared Willis said...

After looking back at Chapter 2 I paid more attention to the images in the background. When looking at the images the story is even more in-depth. You can physically see what is going on. The images help explain more than just merely reading the words. Looking at the images helps to comprehend what is happening more. For example, there are some images with no words, which may simply be skipped over when reading it the first time.

-Jared Willis

Walter Carroll said...

I have noticed that in both chapters, T'Challa tends to shoulder the blame for any issues while he's the king of Wakanda. He is even willing to put himself in harm's way, regardless of how dangerous it could be for him and Wakanda.

Another thing I didn't notice the first time in chapter 2 was, how T'Challa wanted to take explosive action to help Wakanda, even though he was told that kings get remembered by their mystique instead.

-Walter Carroll

Elizabeth kyande said...

Just like in this novel, women face these exact challenges just in different ways, the main difference is the timing/era. It is important to know her challenges because not only does it show her self-control and her principles by not seducing the leader but also it shows that she, as a woman can overcame the challenges and the stereotype that women get into high ranks not by hard work but by small favors here and there (e.g. seducing bosses/leaders like we read). It is actually very encouraging and am looking forward for the next chapters.

Elizabeth Kyande 10/16/20

Unknown said...

Her challenges were important to consider because history has shown that black women have been used to "accomplish" something that usually does not benefit them. They are often used to further the agenda of those that do not have their best interest. As we read in the novel, she did this assignment (even though she didnt accomplish the "goal" of sleeping with the president ) and was thrown under the bus. She was suspended. She was not valued for her talents and strengths. She was not seen as a person, only what she could do for them.

Teighlor Traywick

Ayo J said...

What I found intriguing about Chapter 2 of this book is how Tchalla, as the King of Wakanda, is always ready and determined to do anything, to protect the people and his kingdom. He is extremely selfless and cares so much about his people to the extent that he is willing to do anything alone to save and protect his people while making sure no one get hurt.

Byron Coulter said...

I find it interesting that in the midst of a Kingdom that is so close to falling. T'challa continuously fights for the times of peace that have happened in the past. In history rebellions that have gotten as far as the on in Wakanda would have taken the whole kingdom by now and evolved into something else. But T'challa shows his resilience, and determination to take back his throne and bring peace back to Wakanda.

-Byron Coulter

Tracy Long said...

On chapter 2 the thing that i missed out on is the imagery that was going on in the background .I also notice that how much T'Challa takes the blame for things , he is a strong leader and is willing to do anything for Wakanda .

Kristian Beal said...

T’Challa’s inner thoughts were shown to us and it gives us a better understanding of who he thinks he truly is in his heart. He has always tried to keep this mystique about him, a lesson that his uncle talked about, but his mystique was beginning to fade.

The artwork in this chapter correlated perfectly with the story, especially the part where T’Challa is wrestling with his mind.

-Kristian Beal

Philip Bowen said...

Something I overlooked in chapter 2 was how T'Challa always took it upon himself to makes thing right with no help. I think he does this because he feels guilty about something or someone. We later find out that it maybe the death of Shuri that he is still confronting which make this storyline interesting.

Anonymous said...

There were two main things I paid more attention or caught on to this read through than I did the first time through. I used some of the tools we were using in chapter one and paid way closer to the depictions of what was going on in the chapter. The illustrations again just made reading the comic that much more enjoyable. Some of my most favorite illustrations are when T’Challa is in battle and that kind of moves me into my second point. I noticed that T’Challa blames himself for all the bad and unfortunate things going on in Wakanda right now. So to go with that he is always battling, fighting, or talking to someone to try and figure out a solution to his many problems. Overall even though we have already read through chapter two once before, I still thoroughly enjoyed reading it again. For this being my first comic it is very enjoyable.

-Kenyon Davis 10/16/20

Olufemi Idowu said...

Two things I paid more attention to in this chapter this time reading is the character development thats taking place in the story. Its mentioned how T'challa is seen as sefless by his people, and always seeming to take on others problems. The look into why he does what he does was a great developing moment of the story and for his character.

Maurice K. said...

I notice as I read through the second chapter again is that T'Challa takes the blame for whatever he has done or for what others have done to Wakanda. As king of Wakanda, he is taking the blame so he can use what he know and how others feel to better himself and find a way to heal his country.

Unknown said...

The second time reading through chapter 2, when T'Challa saves the people at the end of the chapter, I noticed the children looking at T'Challa with hate in their eyes and they saw those men he defeated as their saviors.I knew everyone else was angry he defeated them but I never noticed the children's faces.
-Richard Haley

Anonymous said...

One thing I noticed in the kings fight scene was the power that he used around people to win, while talking about how kings keep their power and mystique by not using their power. Does this signify that he might have exposed himself too much?

Avery Owusu-Asiedu 10/24/20