A father that leaves his decaying serpent-shadowed homeland to a fantastical foreign land. “The Arrival” by Shaun Tan, places us in the world of multiple migrants through an sepia coloured photograph-like book.
Shaun captures the struggles of the protagonist; a man leaving his wife and daughter to immigrate to improve the living for his family. Through the story, the immigrant has to overcome obstacles like not being able to communicate with others, and find a new way to live. Although the protagonist faces many difficulties, what he struggles most with is adapting himself to his new surroundings. In “The arrival”, Tan shows us through his illustrations in the wordless graphic novel that people around the immigrant has