Elie Wiesel's Night And Art Spiegelman's Maus

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So many survivors have a story to tell, so many people have a point to make, and many just want to understand the horror that when on during the holocaust. Elie Wiesel’s Night and Art Spiegelman’s Maus share many similarities and differences throughout the book such as plotline, family relationships, and author’s purpose. The plotline of both Maus and Night share similarities and differences. For example, the plot of Maus starts with Vladek (Art’s father) and his family running from the Germans and ends with them being sent to the camps. In Night the plot leads into Elie and his family being transferred to the camps. The plot shows different snapshots of Spiegelman’s and Wiesel’s life. In the book Maus it states “We knew the stories – that they will gas us and throw us in the ovens. This was in 1944, …show more content…

For instance, Elie states in his acceptance speech that we must learn from this history in order to prevent it from happening again. In Maus, Spiegelman states that he wants to spread awareness about the cause and help people understand. Elie states “Whenever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must at that moment be the center of the universe” (118-119). What Elie means by this is that if anyone is judged by what they look like or what they believe in, all eyes must be there to expose and prevent the fact. In addition, Art Spiegelman convinces his father to write a book on him even though his father thinks nobody would gain anything from it. In Maus, Spiegelman states “I still want to write a book on you about your life in Poland and the war” (12). Spiegelman’s father replies with, “It would take many books, my life, and no one wants anyway to hear such stories” (12). In conclusion, the author’s purpose is more the same than different and these books today help people understand what Spiegelman and Wiesel when

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