I remember the morning of September 11, 2001. I was a sophomore in high school. My first class of the day was body development, and since the gym did not have any TV's, I had no idea what had happened until I walked into my second period class. I looked up at the TV as I walked into the room, and the first thing that I saw were the words "America Attacked". I thought that it was a joke or even a movie that someone had brought from home.
All day during my classes, we either discussed the attack, or watched it on the news. To tell you the truth though, I do not really remember what was said during the discussions or even what the TV had to say. It just did not seem real to me all the way over here in little, teeny, tiny Jerome, Idaho. It was a shock to see the attacks on the news, and all the hype about them afterwards.
Eventually all the excitement went away. It just makes me wonder: Are Americans even affected by the attacks anymore? We have put up our flags and "Support our Troops" bumper stickers, but in all reality, if we were not in New York, we do not really care. September 11, 2001 will eventually just be another chapter to study in our history books.
As I have been reading though Spiegelman's book, one panel has really stood out and I have related all of my thoughts back to this same panel. It is the very top panel on spread one. The picture starts out with the family watching TV normally on September 10th; September 11th rolls around and they are freaked out! They put up their flag and their appearance changes, but they are still...