He uses short sentences, allowing us as the readers to add our own details and complete the thought with our own imaginations. Therefore it is not what he says but what he doesn’t say that makes his writing so impacting. It’s very difficult to explain the details of the holocaust to those who didn’t experience it themselves, so instead of using great detail he caused us as the reader to think of how it felt instead of reading about it. Wiesel’s overall goal for the book was to share with us his own personal experience in the tragic event, the Holocaust. I admire him for remembering the memories that most would try to forget, just to make sure that everyone knows what happened, so we never repeat this tragic epidemic.
Even in today’s modern society of advanced technologies and research methods, there are still people who believe that history has recounted the horrific genocide of over six million European Jews incorrectly. These deniers are known as Holocaust revisionists. Now, these people do not believe that the Holocaust simply did not happen. Instead, they believe that historians have hyperbolized the death toll and that they have morphed the extermination camps into something that they are not. Some even believe that Hitler has been portrayed wrongly as the villain.
Understanding the Holocaust When trying to understand an event such as the Holocaust there is no substitute for first hand experience. However, because we cannot relive the Holocaust, we must attempt to gain an understanding of this tragic event through other means. In JS 211, sources such as books, movies, and even Holocaust survivors themselves, can help us learn what happened in the to those targeted by the Nazis in World War Two. Each of the many resources available to us can provide information on what the Holocaust was in terms of facts and statistics, and probably as effectively as being there could. Nevertheless, the average USC student will still be missing the human factor, what would you feel like being a Jew living under the Nazi regime.
This method was perhaps Spiegelman's way to show readers the race hierarchy. Also, this comic book is not of a typical Holocaust story, because it is a legacy of the event. The comic has stories within stories, Vladek Spiegelman's (Art's father), and Art's himself. The comic tells how the Holocaust affected Vladek's life after, and as Vladek told his experiences to Art, it showed how their relationship was affected as well. As Art took in everything his father told him throughout the book, he tried to understand his father.
He did not remember every details of the war, thus he made up some false details to the stories to make it seems more interesting. He wants the readers to be able to feel how he felt and understand how everything happened as he tells the story. He wants to provoke the emotional truth. O’Brien tries to prove that imaginations is not completely a bad thing and that it is also a good thing. O’Brien starts to create stories about what could have happen and what he could not do at the war in addition to the original war story.
80). Truths of any war story in my own opinion cannot be fully conveyed or explained through the use of words. Any and all war stories provide specific or certain facts about war but each of them do not and cannot allow the audience to fully grasp the tru... ... middle of paper ... ...rting the truth, I believe that his delivery method fails to impress thus making the truth seem false. Finkel’s war stories rely heavily on facts, which in my own opinion make it read like a textbook rather than a story. Even though Finkel gives an unbiased report of the Iraq war, in doing so he forgoes the traditional storytelling methods and undertakes the method of reporting.
Each single survivor of the Holocaust would have a different story of his or her own. The only similarity between the stories might be about the Jews and how they suffered during the Holocaust. So, in this kind of story telling, any reader would have the impression of listening to a story that is being told to the... ... middle of paper ... ...res to tell us their story. So, Maus is oddly spare by comparison. In short, what the authors wanted was to make us learn and have some knowledge on the Holocaust.
Vonnegut says he thought he would have a lot to say about the bombing in Dresden that “all [he] would have to do would be to report what [he] had seen” (2). But instead “not many words about Dresden came from [his] mind then—not enough of them to make a book, anyway” (2). So here Vonnegut makes it clear this novel is not explicitly an anti-war book but rather an attempt at making sense of how life
This statement by Roseman makes it evident that the Jewish problem was being discussed, and they were looking for a solution. However, there is no evidence that the solution was going to be the mass killing of all Jewish people. With all this being said the realization is still that the mass killing of Jews still began to happen after this conference. Moreover, Roseman believes that the Wannsee Conference paved the way for the Holocaust. It did not cause it, but without it the Holocaust would never have existed.
I view this as a personal question, so I’d like to make a personal answer. In my heart, the current of uncertainty and self-loathing that permeates Art’s recounting of the Holocaust is what gives the most accurate, honest insight into the plight of today’s generation of Jewish youth. Keeping that in mind, Maus in my library would belong with the biographies, perhaps even the autobiographies, as it is so much more than just an account of the Holocaust, though that might have caught the novel its fame. Throughout Maus Art Spiegelman introduces us not only to the horror of the Holocaust through his father’s experiences, but also to the exasperation he feels as he, in the modern age, tries to relate to his father. The structure of Maus is clever in that the Spiegelman jumps between the past and the present.