Time and Dynamism in the Visual Narrative of the Invention of Hugo Cabret
William Soares dos Santos, Guilherme Diniz Machado

In this article, we investigate the construction of the visual narrative in the book The invention of Hugo Cabret. We attempt to understand how images, throughout the book, are carriers of meaning and how their construct and disposition contribute to the chronological structure of the narrative. We assume that narrative analysis is a social process (Bastos & Santos, 2013) and that narrative performance encompasses the perception of the perspective of the present (Järvinen, 2004; Bastos & Santos, 2006), and of its sense of an ending (Mishler, 2002; Freeman, 2015). The results indicate that illustrations are used in the book The invention of Hugo Cabret in a way that they constitute a visual narrative whose formal elements proper of visual arts construction (line, form, light etc.) characterize their chronological aspect, as well as confer dynamism to the reading of the text. One of the elements that orient our reading is the constant relations to cinematographic language that the book attempts to establish with its readers.

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