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    fill the air. It is almost impossible to think about the hardships millions of survivors and non-survivors were forced to face many years ago. In The Complete Maus‚ renowned author and cartoonist‚ Art Spiegelman‚ creates flashbacks and real time dialogues that flow smoothly as he paints an ideal picture of the horrific events of Holocaust. Maus is a story written in present tense with past events retold through conversations between son and father‚ Artie and Vladek Spiegelman. Realities of the Holocaust

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    In the novel Maus‚ by Art Spiegelman‚ it ends without resolving all the tensions it had set up over the course of the entire novel. Art sits with his father‚ who has just finished telling Art about his reunion with Anja after they both survived Auschwitz. Art stops his tape recorder‚ and Vladek turns to bed‚ addressing Art by his dead brother’s name‚ Richieu. Does this “accident” mean that Art will never live up to Richieu‚ never equal Richieu in his father’s affections? Or does it mean that Vladek

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    PROLOGUE 1. What is your first impression of Vladek Spiegelman? What does his remark about friends suggest about his personality? How does it foreshadow revelations later in the book? Our first impression of Vladek Spiegelman is that he is a man of stories and a man of wisdom. His remark about friendship suggests his own past of hardships and foreshadows his experiences during the holocaust. THE SHEIK 1. What has happened to Artie’s mother? Artie’s mother--Anja‚ a holocaust survivor--has

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    Art Spiegelman’s Maus: My Father Bleeds History has a lot of historical significance such as his first hand account of the effects of the Holocaust‚ how it shows religion and race‚ and its difference with popular culture. The way that Spiegelman shows how the Holocaust has had and is still having effects today is amazing. Instead of showing just the direct effects‚ he takes into consideration the lingering effects and does a great job with it. It is easy to see how this tragic event has had an

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    Maus is one of the most famous of recent graphic novels. Winner of the prestigious Pulitzer prize for literature‚ it’s the harrowing true story of a Jewish holocaust survivor‚ retold to his son decades later. The story has two main threads. The first is the true story of Holocaust survivor Vladek Spiegelman’s experiences as a young Jewish man during the horrors leading up to and including his confinement in Auschwitz. The second intertwining story is about Vladek as an old man‚ recounting his

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    Vladek There have been many stories published about the Holocaust‚ but Art Spiegelman has created Maus I and II‚ novels that symbolically tell the story of a Holocaust survivor and his son. As well as events that took place during the Holocaust. Such traumatic events can cause drastic effects on any normal human being‚ especially when that person is one of few that survived said catastrophe. In Maus I and II‚ it is clearly evident that the events of the Holocaust affect Vladek’s behavior and ability

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    Spiegelman’s Maus II is a graphic novel and I believe Spiegelman chose this format because it is the only way to discuss the Holocaust while simultaneously conveying the impossibility of doing such a task. The Holocaust was such a horrific event that there is no way of truly representing it. Spiegelman realized that everything is a representation. He also realized that representing every aspect of the Holocaust was something that simply cannot be done. It is impossible to capture something free of

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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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    Conflicts in Maus

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    In the graphic novel‚ MAUS I: My Father Bleeds History‚ Art Spiegelman creates conflict that can affect the characters involved in a positive or negative manner. The man versus self conflict between Artie and his feeling of guilt concerning his mother’s death results in the comic about his last moment with his mother. Spiegelman writes that his father says “It’s so good you got it outside your system. But for me it brought in my mind so much memories of Anja” (104). This conversation between Art

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    such literary cliches as heroism‚ hope‚ or the triumph of love over hate in “Maus” and “Maus II.” According to Lagner‚ effective holocaust literature is “an experience in unlearning” (5)‚ as both the writer and the reader must come to terms with “abandoning all safe props” in order to come closer to comprehending the holocaust experience. Therefore‚ because all cliches and conventions are abandoned in “Maus” and “Maus II‚” readers are forced to confront the reality of the holocaust without the

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