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    The Swastika in MAUS

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    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

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    Betrayal in "Maus"

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    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! (Maus, VI. 5-6). Throughout the novel, we see examples of this gloomy point proven

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    Maus Themes

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    impressions. Compartmentalize into themes. Point blank, Maus seems yet another cynical satire of history. Presumably, naysayers more than patrons, would condemn the gut of Spiegelman for toying with the idea as delicate as that of the Nazism tragedy. While prodding the misfortunes of another, much less this blow to mankind is taboo, the mind knows no bounds. Spiegelman devised an avenue by which the clandestines of war may be retold. Themes. While Maus is a blatant depiction of oppression, racial discrimination

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    Night and Maus

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    Both the book, Night, by Elie Wiesel and the graphic novels, Maus I, II, by Art Spiegelman depict the Holocaust. In Night, the scenes of the Holocaust are depicted through words and in Maus I, II they are depicted through illustration. They both display the powerful message of the Holocaust, but in two different forms. In each book, the media that is used helps define the story that is being told. Both medias are strong because they are able to tell the story of the Holocaust, but sometimes the

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    Maus and Traplines

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    In Maus, Spiegelman tells his own story though an array of significant images while trying to gain insight into his father’s life before and during the Holocaust. Henceforth, Spiegelman ultimately acknowledges that his troubled relationship with his father is a direct result of the tragic events his father was never able to recover from post Holocaust. In contrast, Traplines is a story of a family, who is presumably First Nations, however Robinson makes subtle mentions of this within the text. Robinson

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    Maus and the Holocaust

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     Vladek's personality underwent a huge change due to his experiences during World War II.  His personality is so dynamic and it was the experiences that he made during the Holocaust that changed him so dramamtically. In the beginning of Maus the reader is thrown into a scenario of the Author, Art's, many visits to his father's. Art and his father, Vladek starte a conversation about Vladek's past, but Vladek is very reluctant to discuss his past with anyone Vladek seems to be a very

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    Vladek In Maus

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    Maus, a graphic novel by cartoonist Art Spiegelman, is not just another Holocaust story, but a work of art that delves into the physical, emotional, and psychological strains suffered by many of the survivors. The story is told through an ongoing conversation between Art and his father Vladek. Although the novel focuses on Vladek’s story, it also portrays how the Holocaust’s effects stretched across multiple generations. Spiegelman explores the psychological state of some more than others. Throughout

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    Art Spiegelman's Maus

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    comic book. Brilliant, just brilliant.” -Jules Feiffer (1) This is a commentary by Jules Feiffer about “Maus”, which is a survivor’s tale created by Art Spiegelman. As you can see from the commentary, this is a wonderful story, not only its the writing but also the art. The author made the story interesting that attracts many readers by changing many things from the first 3 –page version of Maus. To analyse this story, first of all, we need to understand about the writing of this story. Spiegelman

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    Art Spiegelman is the author and artist of Maus. The complete Maus is composed of Maus I and Maus II. Maus I was published in 1986, Maus II was published in 1991. The protagonists for this book are Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust and Art Spiegelman, Vladek’s cartoonist son. Volume I for the most part takes place in Poland, with Vladek describing his experience during Hitler’s rule to Art. Volume II is mainly on how the cartoonist Art struggles to make the book he has been working

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    Maus by Art Spiegelman

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    control the development of collective perceptions, memories and emotions and especially fear by investigating the techniques through which this control is maintained. Maus I is a true account of a Holocaust survivor, Vladek Spiegelman, and his experiences as a young Jew during the horrors leading up to the confinement in Auschwitz. Maus II is about Vladek recounting his own history to his son Art Spiegelman and the complicated relationship. As the reader delves into the relationship of the two within

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