Leo Tolstoy: A Literary Analysis

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Leo Tolstoy said in Anna Karenina that, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Why are all happy families alike? They are alike because to be happy, people don’t need much; if they have a loving relationship, health, and passion then it’s enough to be satisfied with one’s life. On the other hand, unhappiness is a much broader concept. Varying from an emotional discomfort to a distressing loss of a loved one, from a job loss to a natural catastrophe, and from a conflict between neighbors to a mass murder of one’s race by another. Repercussion of mass murder embodies a different toll on humanity that lasts decades afterwards. In literature there are excessive amount of books about the great tragedy of the 20th century— The World War II Holocaust. Fetal tragedy puts a distance among relatives; …show more content…
Art Spiegleman says in a convention with other cartoonists about Maus, “From the book, a reader might get the impression that the conversations depicted in the narrative were just one small part, a facet of my relationship with my father. In fact, however, they were my relationship with my father. I was doing them to have a relationship with my father. Outside of them, we were still continually at loggerheads.” This exemplifies that Art Spiegelman want to share his unhappy family story with anyone that would listen and would bring sympathy to Art. Vladek is the best father that he could be and Art is the best son that he could be as well. The relationship between the two seems to warm up yet in the end the comic book Vladek’s last conservation with Art, he calls Art Richieu. As we read and criticize the text we realize as readers the root of the psychological problem is that Anja and Vladek never say goodbye to Richieu and always thought that they would replace Richieu with

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