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Maus and the Holocaust - Maus and the Holocaust The Holocaust is known to all of us in some manner. Maybe we know someone who survived this terrible event in history, or one has learned about it in school, either way, everyone has had some kind of knowledge about the horrible things that the Nazi party did to the European Jews during the Holocaust. The Holocaust took a great toll on many lives in one way or another, one in particular being Vladek Spiegleman. Vladek's personality underwent a huge change due to his experiences during World War II....   [tags: Maus] 854 words
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The Swastika in MAUS - The Swastika in MAUS The image of the swastika pervades Arthur Spiegelman's graphic novel MAUS. In a work where so much of the Holocaust has been changed in some way - after all, there are no humans in this version, only cats, mice, dogs, and pigs - we must wonder why Spiegelman chooses to retain this well-known emblem. To remove it entirely or replace it with another, invented symbol would completely disorient the reader; but some might claim that this is the effect at which Spiegelman is aiming....   [tags: Maus Essays] 826 words
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Review of Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman - Review of Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman The holocaust was a terrible war that killed many Jewish people. Valdek was extremely lucky and he was one of the very few Jews who lived and made it through the war. Although he is still a live he will never be able to forget the terrible things the Nazis did to the Jews. The things he learnt in the concentration camps will always affect his life and after reading Maus the reader can see many different ways that the holocaust effected Valdek’s personality....   [tags: Maus, Art Spiegelman, Autobiography, Holocaust] 833 words
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Maus by Art Spiegelman - Maus by Art Spiegelman      The book Maus, by Art Spiegelman, it is the true story of his fathers life, mainly during the Jewish concentration camps. The chronicle is displayed in such a way it grabs the reader’s attention right away and gets them hooked on the story. Art Spiegelman’s dad, Vladek, explains to his son about the duress, and the excruciating pain he went through during the time of the concentration camps. Art retells the story exactly how his father told him, he did not concoct it, nor did his father mitigate how the concentration camps really were....   [tags: Maus Art Spiegelman Concentration Camps Essays] 835 words
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Personal, Social, and Cultural Contexts Established by the Frame Story in MAUS - Personal, Social, and Cultural Contexts Established by the Frame Story in MAUS     The use of the frame story, an overarching narrative used to connect a series of loosely related stories, pervades literature. An example of a frame story on a large scale - tying together a whole book-length work, not a simple short story - can be found in Art Spiegelman's graphic novel MAUS. Each of the narrative's six sections is framed with snatches of the interaction between Vladek and Art during the "interview" that supposedly occurred to create the book....   [tags: Maus Essays]
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Maus - Maus is one of the most famous of recent graphic novels. Winner of the prestigious Pulitzer prize for literature, it's the harrowing true story of a Jewish holocaust survivor, retold to his son decades later. The story has two main threads. The first is the true story of Holocaust survivor Vladek Spiegelman's experiences as a young Jewish man during the horrors leading up to and including his confinement in Auschwitz. The second intertwining story is about Vladek as an old man, recounting his history to his son Art, the author of the book, and the complicated relationship between the two of them....   [tags: essays research papers] 411 words
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Use of Animals in Art Spiegelman's Maus: A Survivor's Tale - The Use of Animals in Art Spiegelman's Maus: A Survivor’s Tale The Maus series of books tell a very powerful story about one man’s experience in the Holocaust. They do not tell the story in the conventional novel fashion. Instead, the books take on an approach that uses comic windows as a method of conveying the story. One of the most controversial aspects of this method was the use of animals to portray different races of people. The use of animals as human races shows the reader the ideas of the Holocaust a lot more forcefully than simply using humans as the characters....   [tags: Art Spiegelman Maus A Survivor?s Tale]
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Art Spiegelman's Maus - Prisoner on the Hell Planet - A Case History - Art Spiegleman's comic book within the comic book Maus is titled "Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History." This text within a text describes, in horrific detail through pictures, Artie's failed effort to get through the painful loss of his mother due to suicide. This text also in a way, represents a part of Artie's mind where he expresses his feelings of loneliness, doubt, fear, anger, and blame through the form of a dark, gloomy, depressing cartoon. In the first frame on page 100 nest to the title "Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History," including this picture of Artie and his mother at Trojan Lake in 1958 (ten years before his mother killed herself)....   [tags: Art Spiegelman's Maus] 1766 words
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Writing Techniques in Art Spiegelman's Maus and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five - Writing Techniques in Art Spiegelman's Maus and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five BAM. ZONK. POW. ZAP. What images do these words bring to mind. For many people, they illicit scenes of Batman and his sidekick Robin, fighting their way through a legion of bad guys while arriving only seconds after their arch-villain has escaped. From these short, succinct, nonsense words, images of battles are painted over a much larger canvas; the delicate balance and constant struggle between good and evil is illustrated in black and white terms....   [tags: Spiegelman maus Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Essays] 1986 words
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Betrayal in "Maus" - During World War II and the Holocaust, there was not only mistrust for the government but there was also plenty of mistrust for prior friends and neighbors. In the graphic novel, “Maus (Volume I and II) Vladek Spiegelman makes it very clear to his son, Artie, that one cannot count on their friends. He makes the point that in time of hardship, friends will abandon you quite quickly. Vladek says, “Friends. Your friends…if you lock them together in a room with no food for a week…then you could see what it is, friends....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman - One - The Sheik Art visits his dad, Vladek, in Rego Park, New York, after being away for about two years. Vladek has married Mala after the suicide of Art's mother. Art persuades Vladek to begin telling him the story of his life, which Art hopes to use for a book. Vladek begins at the time that he is a young man working in the textile business near Czestochowa, Poland. He has an affair with the beautiful Lucia before he is introduced to Anna Zylberberg. Anna (Anja) is from a wealthy family and is well educated but nervous and sickly....   [tags: Autobiography Summary maus] 1173 words
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The Challenges of the “Real” and Depth in Maus - ... It is no longer has to be rational, since it is no longer measured against some ideal or negative instance. It is not more than operational. In fact, since it is no longer enveloped by an imaginary. It is hyperreal, the product of an irradiating synthesis of combinatory models in a hyper-space without atmosphere. (Baudrillard 1557) The historical scale of a postmodern text speaks about the realism and the instances being indefinite. It acts as a function towards the text as it combines the present and past as one....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Maus by Art Spiegelman - ... Second, the choice of a comic format serves as a vital aspect in the reader’s understanding of the visual society and making awareness through generations as more attuned to the image than to the word. In Vladek's world, being and living as a human meant living in fear. Vladek escapes the fear of death for a time through the intercession of an S.S. officer who wanted to learn English from him and in return provided him with some protection (78). This points the central motif of how human beings retain their humanity by helping one another to survive....   [tags: Holocaust Survivor] 1901 words
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Maus I & II - ... The frames vary in size, in the New York the panels tended to be all or more or less equal in their sizes and even moved from left to right, as you would expect. When we start to move to the father’s memories, our neat and perfect frames become erratic and we have to visually sort out where we are going and even where we are in the story. To add an even more thought to the images, the font varies throughout the story as well. Still the two help bring a new feeling to the story. When the story hits a high point or even a low one the frames and fonts vary so that it can help one follow along accordingly (4)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Maus: A Survivor's Tale - Maus: A Survivor's Tale, by Art Spiegelman, tells the story of his father's survival in Auschwitz during the Holocaust, as well as about Art's relationship with his father, brought out through the interview process and writing the two books. The subject matter of the two books is starkly juxtaposed with the style in which it was written, that is, it is a graphic novel. In most simple terms, the story is told in a sort of comic, with characters represented as animals based on their race or nationality (Jews are presented as mice, Germans as cats, Poles as pigs, and Americans as dogs)....   [tags: Literature Review] 1698 words
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Comparison between Maus & Anne Frank - ... The Holocaust was a terrible time, where the Nazis were eliminating Jews due to a misunderstanding that was passed down from Adolf Hitler to the Germans. Hilter filled the minds of Germans with hatred against Jews. Books such as Maus and Anne Frank has been able to suppress the horror of the holocaust. Maus, by Art Spiegelman, is about Art Spiegelman’s father Vladek Spriegelman and his experiences enduring the holocaust. Anne Frank, by Ann Kramer is about Frank and her friends and family struggling to survive the holocaust, yet in the end only her dad, Otto Frank is the only survivor....   [tags: Literature, Holocaust] 1040 words
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The Comic Format of Spiegelman's Books Maus I and Maus II - The books Maus I and Maus II, written by Art Spiegelman over a thirteen-year period from 1978-1991, are books that on the surface are written about the Holocaust. The books specifically relate to the author’s father’s experiences pre and post-war as well as his experiences in Auschwitz. The book also explores the author’s very complex relationship between himself and his father, and how the Holocaust further complicates this relationship. On a deeper level the book also dances around the idea of victims, perpetrators, and bystanders....   [tags: Holocaust] 1179 words
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Maus Two by Art Spiegelman - Maus Two by Art Spiegelman Art Spiegelman's Maus II is a book that tells more than the story of one family's struggle to live thought the Holocaust. It gives us a look into the psyche of a survivor's child and how the Holocaust affected him and many other generations of people who were never there at all. Maus II gives the reader a peek into the psyche of Art Spiegelman and the affects of having two parents that survived the Holocaust had on him. Spiegelman demonstrates the affects of being a survivor's child in many ways throughout the book....   [tags: Papers] 444 words
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Understanding the Holocaust through Art Spiegelman's Maus - The experience of being in the Holocaust is hard to imagine. The physical pain and fear that a survivor of the Holocaust felt could never fully be understood by anyone other than a fellow survivor. The children of survivors may not feel the physical pain and agony as their parents did, but they do feel the psychological effects. For this reason Artie and his father could never connect. The Holocaust built a wall between them that was hard to climb. Artie makes an attempt to overcome the wall between him and his father by writing the comic Maus about his father’s life in hopes to grow closer to him and understand him better, yet he struggles in looking past his father’s picky habits and hypocritical attitude....   [tags: Jewish Studies] 799 words
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Storytelling and tradition a comparison of Maus and The Woman Warrior - The stories Maus and The Woman Warrior that we read this semester seem very different from each other, but I think that they both contain similarities and can be contrasted readily. The Woman Warrior by Maxing Hong Kingston like Maus by Art Spiegelman deals with storytelling and tradition derived from racial issues. These books are not merely based on race though. Culture, identity, language, heritage, history, and discrimination are all components in the compositions of Maus and The Woman Warrior....   [tags: essays research papers] 2733 words
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Comparing Dehumanization in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Maus - Dehumanization in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Maus Through out history we learn of the mistreatment of many different types of people. Several different groups of people have been prosecuted and singled out for many different types of reasons. In recent history, the African Americans and the Jews have been the focus of discrimination. Slavery and the Holocaust were made to make these groups of people feel inferior to those who were in control of them. During these two periods, the people involved were treated like worthless, insignificant human beings....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 644 words
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Reading Comic Books - ... The book Maus also shows the different appears of the animals, how they act and take on human traits. In the article Cartoonist’s Holocaust Takes History Seriously by Alexander Polakov, the author discusses how Spiegelman uses his book based on the Holocaust. “Millions of words have been written about the Holocaust, one of the central events of this century. Art Spiegelman, the son of survivors, has added his own unusual highly personal perspective in his comic strip “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale.” ” The article talks about how Spiegelman uses animals by giving them human-like traits....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Maus, Holocaust] 1876 words
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Identity in Hurtson’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Kingston’s Woman Warrior, and Spiegelman’s Maus - Identity in Hurtson’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Kingston’s Woman Warrior, and Spiegelman’s Maus Despite being a very diverse literature genre in terms of influence and inspiration, North American literature encompasses many works that share some very common thematic elements. Though there are several themes shared, one in particular can be found in most any work – the importance of identity. Particularly in some selected pieces yet to be named, identity is a very important element, not only because it is a necessity for a main character in any work of literature, but because these works express ideas about identity as being very individualistic – as opposed to being a mere result of cultural surroundings....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God Essays]
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Music, Dialogue, and Mise-en-scène in the Dance of Death - Music, Dialogue, and Mise-en-scène in the Dance of Death In all cinematic works the mise-en-scène is one of the most influential aspects of the film’s meaning. Mise-en-scène is important because it shows how the cinematic space is organized and where the camera is in respect to the characters and the surrounding environment. Although the mise-en-scène is imperative by itself, the effect of the music and dialogue that accompany the scene in a film adds to its meaning. These facts are supported by the “Dance of Death” scene of the narrative Bamboozled by Spike Lee....   [tags: Movie Analysis, Film Analysis, Cinematography] 1653 words
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Examining the Validity of Holocaust Sources - ... While Maus Volume One has over one hundred pages where the plot resides around the Nuremberg Laws, and is explained through telling a story; which leads to an easier understanding and has the capacity to give more information about the subject. The Nuremberg Laws played out over several years and became progressively worse, which the graphic novel could accurately depict; while the textbook is limited to describing what happened and their effects within two pages. Nevertheless, examining other resources leads to a better understanding of the holocaust; for instance, primary sources and films....   [tags: Literature Review]
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The Art Of Survival - For most people, survival is just a matter of putting food on the table, making sure that the house payment is in on time, and remembering to put on that big winter coat. Prisoners in the holocaust did not have to worry about such things. Their food, cloths, and shelter were all provided for them. Unfortunately, there was never enough food, never sufficient shelter, and the cloths were never good enough. The methods of survival portrayed in the novels Maus by Art Spieglmen and Night by Elie Wiesel are distinctly different, but undeniably similar....   [tags: Holocaust History Report] 1057 words
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Why are comics less educational than literary novels? - ... The Polish police were involved in the arrest of innocent Jewish mice and they can be seen as the selfish animals of pigs (27). And lastly, the Germans were represented as cats with sharp fangs. The Germans’ characters make sense in a way how cats chase, hunt and kill mice (33). These animal connotations within the comic book were translated into an easily readable format to educate the history of the Holocaust, moreover, the case of Auschwitz to the younger generations. The choice of comic-images serves as an aspect in the reader’s understanding of the survival and the concept or sacrifice-that the animal characters are not actually bloodthirsty “animals” but really caring humans....   [tags: Education, Comics, Visual Representations] 2227 words
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A Different Kind of Holocaust - ... With depictions of nationalities and the element of black and white, there were images, dialogues, and commentaries from Vladek as he told the story. In the book, there were also maps of Poland and camps, along with diagrams of hideouts for Jews, actual photographs of Vladek and his family, crematoria plans, and a manual for repairing shoes. These visual aids help readers with the historical context, and the ability to imagine where it took place. The images in this book did not speak for themselves, there had to be dialogue along with them in order to understand what is going on in the panel....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Spiegelman] 2250 words
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Living the Holocaust by the Survivors - Living the Holocaust by the Survivors World War II ended in Europe on May 7, 1945, but to many survivors of the Holocaust, the war would remain with them for the rest of their lives. Not only had it brutally stripped them of their families, but also of their own humanity. As the survivors came to realizations that their families would not return to them and the initial hardships of returning to a normative life wore off, the memories of the concentration camps and the shock of brutal separation from family came flooding back into their minds....   [tags: Germany Jews War Papers]
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On the Natural: Human Tendency for the Eradication of Dirt - Staub, as referenced in Ordinary Men, proposes that “ordinary psychological processes and normal, common human motivations and certain basic tendencies in human thought and feeling are the primary sources of the human capacity for mass destruction of human life” (167). This idea is indeed exemplified by the actions of the Nazi party towards Jews during the Holocaust. Though this statement raises controversy, in that most people dislike the notion that they, too, possess the capacity for such atrocious actions against other human beings, Staub’s claim is given merit by several authors in their own works regarding the events of the Holocaust and the nature and actions of human beings; specifically, Spiegelman’s Maus I and Maus II, Browning’s Ordinary Men, Bauman’s “The Dream of Purity,” and Sherman’s Bent support Staub’s accusatory claim....   [tags: Psychology] 1669 words
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Out of Kansas - Out of Kansas I find it on the high bookshelf—Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. I’ve heard about it. It’s about the Holocaust. Mice play the Jews, and cats play the German Nazis. I understand it already. Cats are predators to mice. That’s easy enough. I start reading. The Polish people are pigs. Wait a minute, I don’t get it. Why are they pigs. I’m getting confused. I want to give up. Instead, I pick it up and start again. We begin as moody troubleshooters: we see a puzzle piece that doesn’t fit—we either chop off a corner or throw the thing away....   [tags: Personal Narrative Papers]
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Renaissance Drama and Staging - Renaissance Drama and Staging Margaret Jane Kidnie states “an area significantly impacted by William Shakespeare, Renaissance Theater developed into an influential period of drama deviating upon various elements of perception in each performance” (456-473). Many scholars wrote responses about renaissance drama and staging. There was a diversity of focus portrayed throughout each presentation, therefore resulting in differentiation between performances. Jealousy, gender, and spectatorship were some of the many topics that were represented in theater throughout the Renaissance Era, influenced greatly by William Shakespeare....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Spiegelman's Novels - Spiegelman's Novels As a result of not having experienced the horrors of the Holocaust like their ancestors did, second generation Jews often sense they must demonstrate their respect and appreciation towards their elders. Indebted to the previous generation, these Jews search for ways in which to honor those martyrs who lost their lives half a century ago. The ways in which this generation pays homage are quite diverse. Many have developed their own shrines to the memories of their ancestors....   [tags: Papers] 901 words
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Advancing the Individual's Knowledge of the Holocaust - ... Through imagery and narration the audience can gain a plethora of facts that are necessary for a knowledgeable foundation. In addition to Night and Fog, Schindler’s List also gives a basis of knowledge to the individual when it depicts the emotional hardships that one could have struggled through. In the movie it is shown that death and fear of death govern the lives of the Jews and turns the Jews against one another, creating a neighbor who once would have helped a friend out, into a backstabber and a tattle-tail....   [tags: Holocaust ]
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The Significance of Sound in Film - ... The initial fifteen to twenty minutes of conversation free moments, there is merely the resonance of the unusual, inharmonious score. As said by Dana Stevens on the Slate website: “[it is] a steady crescendo of synthesized strings that sound like an orchestra tuning up in hell” (Stevens). As said by Peter Bradshaw “The opening scenes of There Will Be Blood are really extraordinary. Johnny Greenwood’s atonal orchestral score is cranked up to 11, like the rest of Anderson’s film, and against its ominous clamour, you see the stark mountainous landscape where Plainview is working underground, fanatically, unceasingly, hacking away with his pickaxe” (Bradshaw)....   [tags: Cinematography Sound Analysis]
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Emotion and Intellect in the Works from Terezin - Emotion and Intellect in the Works from Terezin In the quote opening Art Speigelman’s Maus: A Survivor s Tale. I: My Father Bleeds History, Adolf Hitler expresses his urge to rob the Jewish people of their humanity: The Jews are undoubtedly a race, but they are not human (9D). Hitler’s quote begs for a response What makes one human. Many scholars and scient ist would argue that it is t he ability to think and reason t hat defines the human species. I would argue that it is a combination of the ability to reason with the ability to feel....   [tags: Holocaust Literature]
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Jack Chick's The Prophet - Jack Chick's The Prophet If one were asked to comment on influential and powerful pieces of literature, one would expect the usual suspects to come to mind. There are those time-honored classics found in bound, leather volumes that are on everyone's bookshelves. Many celebrated contemporary works have the distinction of having been awarded a Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. It was not really until Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize winning Maus (Parts I and II) that we could realize the awesome power of literature in a comic form....   [tags: Islam Religion Comic Papers]
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Bamboozled and African Americans in Todays Industry - The movie Bamboozled by Spike Lee is a very interesting movie which brings up a lot of different points. Although Bamboozled did not receive great reviews like some of Lee’s other movies, I think it brought up a lot of important questions regarding the media and the way film portrays African Americans on T.V. Lee’s movie brings to light the notion that to be black and on television you have to play a certain role or type of character. He makes the point that African Americans are expected to be a particular type of character and that their lives reflect that role....   [tags: essays research papers] 1413 words
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