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.
Not exactly light reading. Maus definitely works in comic form for a number of reasons. Firstly, Art Spiegelman is able to create almost particular images, which means when something’s happening to a character we feel more because we see it happening to them. Secondly, comic form lets the author be more precise in his details. He is able to add small little hints in the illustrations, making the comic readable on many different levels.
His main struggle in writing the novel is his own knowledge of the fact that what he wants to do cannot be done. So as an alternative, he parallels the Holocaust with the story of his father. This allows him to still discuss the Holocaust, but without making it seem as if he is attempting to re-tell the whole time period. His father’s survival story shadows the timeline of the Holocaust, which calls for a very interesting and informative read. Overall, Spiegelman successfully portrays the events of the Holocaust by utilizing his father’s story as a supplement, despite his own self-doubts towards the creation of the novel.
Well, Maus II was a combination of both. It showed a part of history in a way that has never been done before and it changes persons’ views of the camps themselves. The way the Spiegelman drew his father’s account and his own experience of being with his father was a completely different way of telling history. As for the emotions, J. Spencer Clark, a professor at Utah State University, stated this about reading graphic novels vs. just learning about historical events, “[I]t is easy for people to view historical events as inevitable...This type of explanation or view can distort or dissolve the understanding of human agency in historical events. The [college students] were able to recognize historical agency instead of understanding some historical events as inevitable” (Clark 2013).
“Review of Generation X.” Books in Canada. Vol. 20, 50-1). Boone also faults Coupland’s use of cartoons, definitions and slogans within the work. One of these pop art cartoons shows a young man reading a real estate magazine and telling his father: “Hey, Dad, - You can either have a house or a life I’m having a life.” In contrast to Boone’s opinion, it was the actual format of the novel as well as the content which appealed to the reading public.
Raymond Chandler's Writing Style in The Big Sleep Unique writing style is definitely an essential element in any piece of writing, and Raymond Chandler uses his style efficiently in The Big Sleep. Chandler's style is one that seems to come easily to him and it also seems very natural to the reader, perhaps because there is not a lot of high, eloquent language. Rich in description and dialogue, the characters seem more realistic to the reader as a result of such details and natural speech. Chandler includes many descriptive words, similes, metaphors; yet they are not complicated or ambiguous which may lead to misinterpretations. He also tends to focus on a few major aspects of the characters, repeating those characteristics again each time the person appears in the scene.
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.
This is one of the most prevalent and obvious device, but it is the most important because it not only makes the story easier for the reader to understand, as well as make the book as enjoyable as it was. The Inferno, By Dante Alighieri is an interesting piece due to the unique literary and stylistic elements used in the story. The Inferno in unique in the way that it is written
It is clearly visible that the tone used in Fagles’ writing is much more vibrant, and carries a lot more emotion than his counterpart. The usage of dramatic tone paves a pathway to more successful and entertaining storytelling that Sheppard lacks. The choices of words and usage of literary devices also raise Fagle’s effectiveness in explaining Oedipus’ tragedy. Sheppard is also at a disadvantage as he does utilize Old English in his writing, and it is obvious the translation would appeal to a different audience than Fagles’. This disadvantage creates a less dramatic tragedy to a more modern reader as the reader will have to consider what is meant.
Sometimes even taking on a difficult subject, an example being the Holocaust can make for a different kind of experience. In Maus I & II, the author chose graphic novels as his medium. For that, “Maus shines due to its impressive ability to ‘speak the unspeakable’ by using the popular maxim, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words,’ to perfection” (3). As mentioned before, graphic novels can be great tools for some, if not all, readers. As well the holocausts can be a difficult subject, not always easy to read about.