Maus

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1. How does their story of survival compare to that of Primo Levi? 2. Why do you think Art Spiegelman draws the characters of his book as mice, cats, pig etc.? 3. Maus 4. What was Vladek like? 5. Vladek is an older person with a very précised in what he want and he son see this as being annoying. He feels you need to be aware of everything. He does not trust people specially his second wife Mala. He has hearth problems and he is diabetic. Sometime he used his sickness to his advantage. 6. During the Holocaust, he exhibited a spectacular resourcefulness, work ethic, and presence of mind that often enabled him to secure food, shelter, and safety for himself and his family. He was a shrewd businessman, and in the most…show more content…
Does these personality trains stem from the experience in the Holocaust? 21. Many of Vladek's peculiar personality traits can be linked to his experiences in the Holocaust. In 1978, Vladek is stubborn, irritable, and almost comically stingy with his money. His relationship with his second wife, Mala, is strained and seemingly empty of love. Before the Holocaust he does not exhibits none of these characteristics. He is kind, wealthy, and uncommonly resourceful, and his marriage to Anja is filled with compassion and intimacy. His experiences in the Holocaust undoubtedly played a role in these dramatic personality changes. 22. 23. Does Vladek and his wife survive the Holocaust? 24. Was it primarly luck? 25. What were the stages of persecution which they endured? 26. How does their story of survival compare to that of Primo Levi? 27. Why do you think Art Spiegelman draws the characters of his book as mice, cats, pig etc.? 28. Do you think this, and the cartoon format in general is an effective way of dealing with the subject matter? 29. Why or why not? 30. What are the problems Spiegelman faces in representing his fathers’ experiences; how does he discuss those problems in Maus? 31. At the end of book I Art calls his father a “murderer” for destroying his mother’s diaries after her suicide what does he mean by that? 32. Why it was so

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