Comparing Dehumanization in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Maus
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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. They were brought down to the level of a mouse. In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and in Maus, the main characters, Vladek and Frederick, struggle daily to be considered by others as a human. Their struggles show just how humans can be treated like animals, denied the right to an education and haunted by what others have done to them.
Frederick Douglass was born a slave. It is all that he knew. He is always treated inferior than his slave masters. He is beaten and au...