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    Josh Feldman English 101 Professor Macleod December 7th, 2014 Animalization and Identity in Maus Art Spiegelman utilizes animals as characters in Maus to great effect. His decision to use animals instead of people is an important one; by representing racial and national groups in a non-normative fashion, he focuses the reader’s attention on the concept of identity, a concept that is often times entirely taken for granted. Identity, and the process by which one’s identity may be formed, is multi-faceted

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    Night and Maus

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    Comparison of Maus and Night The Holocaust was a traumatic event that most people can’t even wrap their minds around. Libraries are filled with books about the Holocaust because people are both fascinated and horrified to learn the details of what survivors went through. Maus by Art Spiegelman and Night by Elie Wiesel are two highly praised Holocaust books that illustrate the horrors of the Holocaust. Night is a traditional narrative that mainly focuses on Elie’s experiences throughout the holocaust

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    Maus Sparknotes

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    Maus is a tale about a young man who is in search for answers about his own life and his father’s life. Vladek Spiegelman is a survivor of the holocaust who reconnects with his son Art Spiegelman by telling him stories of his past. Art creates a well-written comic tale about the Holocaust and the relationship he has with his father. This survivor’s tale takes you back to the Second World War to tell us a story of a Jew who hardly survived life. The story opens with Art visiting his father to get

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    jewish citizen is a frightening stretch. Overcoming through all the odds that the concentration camps, Gestapo, and the war provided is a rewarding achievement for a lucky Jewish subject. Not for Vladek Spiegelman. In Artie Spiegelman’s Graphic Novel Maus, he uses pictures to describe his father’s journey through the Holocaust. Vladek loses almost everything he loves his business, home, and most of his family. This tests his character throughout the story and ultimately results him being bitter towards

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    Guilt In Maus

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    “How are the different characters in Maus affected by guilt?” Discuss with reference to the text. In the World of Maus, we see the types of guilt different characters experience throughout the graphic novel. In many ways the relationship between Vladek and Art is the central topic of the book, and this narrative deals extensively with feelings of guilt. Whether that is the impact on Art from Anja’s death, or the guilt Vladek felt as a survivor. Maus revolves around this relationship between past

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    Maus and Persepolis

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    Persepolis and Maus: Two Survivors and Their Stories. Of the many items that help enhance the horror of the Nazi Holocaust, one of the most notable is what it had of systematic and bureaucratic. Not only killing people, which would have had already been enough, but precisely being made in a quiet and civilized way. It is not strange the image of the Nazi leader quoting his favorite poet while sending to death hundreds of people, belying the myth that culture and education make people better. The

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    Maus Essay

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    Maus Paper Art Spiegelman’s Maus, is a unique way of looking at history. Through the use of comics, Spiegelman allows the reader to draw their own conclusions within the parameters of the panes of the comic. Unlike reading a textbook in which the author describes every detail about the subject matter, comics allow for the reader to draw their own conclusions from the information given to them. Also by reading a serious comic such as Maus, we are able to break away from Maus has an interesting

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    Maus Spiegelman

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    Maus avoids betraying the historical past that it depicts through its aesthetic usage of panels and gutters, representing the complex intertwining of the past and the present. Comics are comprised of panels, which are used to divide up narrative events, and gutters, the empty space between each panel. The illustrator can manipulate the thinness of the gutters, facilitating the reading process of each row of panels and allowing the gutter to function as a literal depiction of “time and space” within

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    Maus I and Maus II: Intricate Frames of Identity and Experience Maus is self-referential a number of times throughout each volume, with a variety of purposes. The narrative moves through several interpretive frameworks—Vladek’s perspective, and Artie’s perspective, both of his father and of his father’s story and how he’s choosing to tell it. Throughout these various levels of interpretation, questions are posed in innumerable ways. Vladek’s behavior when he talks about (or even uses) his experiences

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    Maus Father

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    as “realistic fiction” as a way to convey that this is his interpretation of his father’s history. Maus and Maus II aren’t necessarily the exact way that his father experienced things, but rather Arts way of piecing together his father’s story as it was told to him which he must then morph so that it adheres to a comic-book representation. The clearest example of this is in the early pages of Maus II when Art appears to break the fourth wall. “See what I mean… In real life you’d never have let me

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