Analysis Of Maus 'Auschwitz, Time Flies'

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In Chapter two of Art Spiegelman’s Maus, “Auschwitz, Time Flies”, begins with a type of narrative called “Meta”. This is illustrated through Artie writing a story about writing a story, giving an illusion of scattered time. Artie is first seen sitting at his desk with a clear expression of stress and it shows how consumed he has become by the imminent guilt and the tragedy. In this chapter, Spiegelman illustrates the characters with clearly drawn strings to their masks, representing his vulnerability and need to hide behind his mask to escape his guilt. He can’t move on with his future because he can’t let go of his past. The most disturbing image, arguably in the entire book, is that of Artie’s desk balancing on top of a pile of dead, emaciated
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