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    people but had killed people mentally and emotionally. To what seems to be the case for Vladek Spiegelman and his point of view on life and the behavior of others.Vladek’s story had not only impacted him as an individual but the whole jewish community for generations and decades to come. Not only having guilt for himself but that guilt will carry in in the family pass like a wounded scratch that leaves a scar at the end. Surviving the Holocaust had impacted Vladek’s way of life and the relationships with other people. Vladek Spiegelman had a normal life with a family of his own just like you and had lived the same way most of us do everyday. Vladek has a wife named Anja, a baby boy named Richieu but sadly had both died in the Holocaust (one died during the Holocaust and one died after the Holocaust due to the pain and guilt). Life was going good for Vladek, he had 2 girlfriends but then married one had a job and had relatives and close ones. After the Holocaust Vladek had no girl friends and married a woman who…

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    Vladek’s Personality Before and After the War The Graphic Novel Maus A survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman is about Art’s father Vladek Spiegelman’s real story as a survivor from Holocaust. Vladek Spiegelman is a complex character that faces many challenges and tragedies through life. His survival of Holocaust is a major event in his life. The Holocaust began when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933. During holocaust, about 6 millions of Jews were killed, about two-third of Jews in…

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    found this book interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, its a story about survival and is connected to real life horrors that happened during the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. Vladek Spiegelman is clearly a survivor of some of the most terrifying events of WWII for Jews by sharing what had happened to him, his family members, and acquaintances. Additionally, in other courses I have studied a number of historic events and do recall being informed on Nazi German atrocities in Poland and…

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    “Friends? Your friends? If you lock them together in a room with no food for a week…Then you could see what it is, friends! …” (1:6) The story “Maus” starts with how Vladek Spiegelman, who lives in Poland, meets Anja Spiegelman. In Poland, where the World War II broke out, the whole family was forced to relocate into the Jewish ghetto and eventually displaced the family. Art wanted to make a story about the story of his father, who lived in Poland, and wanted to write about war, and finally, he…

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    This certainly rings true in two graphic novels: Maus: A Survivor’s Story, written by Art Spiegelman, and Persepolis, written by Marjane Satrapi. Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman’s experience as a Polish Jew in the Holocaust. Persepolis, an autobiographical novel, follows Marjane, a religious young girl who has a passion for activism growing up during the Islamic Revolution. These two authors confront difficult themes using a medium that is often seen as childish; however, they…

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    Reflective Essay On Maus

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    I do see how telling this story through a comic could help different crowds of people, like kids, relate and become more interested in learning about the Holocaust, but I believe changing the material harms the seriousness of the event. Maus is supposed to be a memoir of Vladek Spiegelman. The reader wants to be able to relate to the real Vladek, not a cartoon version. McCloud makes an interesting fact about portraying characters as cartoons. He explains, “If who I am matters less, maybe what I…

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    Theme Of Guilt In Maus

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    the story of Vladek Spiegelman. While on its Exterior it is about Vladek Spiegelman’s experiences in the holocaust, there is also much more. In multiple ways, the relationship between Art Spiegelman and his father Vladek Spiegelman is the main story in the book, and this story experiences many feelings of guilt. Most of that guilt is linked with members of the family. The narrative consists of three main forms of guilt, Art’s emotional state of guilt on not being a good son to his parents,…

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    literature, with the first comic strips being introduced nearly 120 years ago. One cartoonist who has been instrumental to comics gaining notoriety in recent years is Art Spiegelman, who drew and wrote Maus: A Survivors Tale. This series of comics gives a detailed account of Art’s Father, Vladek Spiegelman and his survival of the Holocaust. While the world is no stranger to Holocaust literature, Maus brought the genre to comics in a manner which takes advantage of the format of comics. While…

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    Adversity In Maus

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    In desperate times, one’s perspective tends to be manipulated by their environment. Thus human beings are drawn to make egotistic decision, and these judgements becomes their crucial tools for survival. In Maus, by Art Spiegelman, Vladek’s character allows his survival instinct dominate in the camps which caused him to devalue others except himself and his wife, Anja. On the other hand, the movie, Life is beautiful, suggests that adversity barely impact one’s decision. This is evident through…

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    Art Spiegelman's Guilt

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    good he did not do” .Similarly, Spiegelman feels guilty for not being the ideal son to his father. There are many instances where one can see guilt in this book. Vladek feels guilty for killing the German soldier on the war front. Vladek and Art Spiegelman both have a sense of guilt for Anja’s death. They both are responsible to some extent. Vladek feels guilty about not being able to save Anja from taking her life, whereas Art Spiegelman feels guilty for not giving enough attention and…

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