(Source: Art Spiegelman, in “Mightier Than the Sorehead,” The Nation, January 17, 1994:45.)
What are stereotypes? Are they harmful, and if so, how? What are some current examples of stereotypes? How does Spiegelman use stereotypes in Maus? Seek and select specific examples. Summarize his technique, and analyze why he uses them. Infer the artist’s attitudes, and the reason for his choices.
A stereotypes is a popular belief about specific types of individuals or certain way of doing