International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

“A Turma da Mônica” comic book “A story that needs an end” and the education about drugs: a vicious circle and transition.
Maria de Lourdes da Silva, Francisco José Figueiredo Coelho, Maria Fernanda Batista Bittencourt Guimarães

This article analyses the discourse present at: “Turma da Mônica” comic book entitled “A story that needs and end”, published in 2002. A quantitive analyses considered both the images and the speeches taking as theorical and methodological reference by Mikhail Bakhtin. Through the Author we notice that the social interaction gives a new meaning to heading and makes sense considering the production context. Following this path, the text tries to answer a group of questions about the way the comic book acts into the direction to the maintenance of the ideological policy guidance to the war to drugs, besides its original context and the first orientation given by the Brazilian educational law. Taking into consideration all these questions an analyses of the material indicates that besides the initial proposes, the ambiguity and contradiction of the discourse sustained by the headings linked to the prohibiting policy, forbids the questioning and increases the space to the update reproduction of the punishing-reprimanding demands.

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