Literary And Cinematic Works Of `` Maus ``

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In the decades following the end of World War II there have been many literary and cinematic works portraying what life was like during the Holocaust. Many of these have come from survivors themselves but never the less even some of the most well-known works have come from second generation Holocaust victims or rather children whose parents were a part of it. One of the most renowned pieces is Art Spiegelman’s non-fiction graphic novel “Maus”. Originally published in 1980, it details the experiences of both Art as the son of a Holocaust survivor and his father Vladek as an actual eyewitness. The novel describes their individual struggles as well as the toll that has been taken on their relationship as a result of past events. Another famous and successful work by the son of a Holocaust victim is Roberto Benigni’s 1997 triple academy award winning Italian comedy-drama “Life Is Beautiful”. Written and directed by Benigni himself, he also portrays the main role of Guido Orefice, an Italian Jew, who falls in love with a woman named Dora. They subsequently get married and together have a son named Giousuè. As the war approaches the three of them are soon deported to what is presumably Auschwitz. Although these two works are completely different they share many common characteristics and themes with each other. The overarching theme of both works is survival

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