Maus

when I first found out we were reading a graphic novel i thought to myself “are you serious”. I did not look at on an educational level at all. after reading the first few pages I then discovered how the book possessed a great visualization of how the events of the Holocaust could have been portrayed. Giving the Jews the character of the mouse made it easier to understand  how they were treated, viewed, and processed into camp. The Germans were given the character of the cat making it easy to see them as hunters and acted juvenile towards the Jews. Overall it was a good read and goes deep into a parallel story of Vladek’s life and the events of the Holocaust. Also thought the way they showed his emotions and attitude by making his size increase and decrease regarding the mood he is in. Art Spiegalman did a great job making the Holocaust more visual and showed a different point of views using Vladek.

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