Similarities Between Maus And The Great Gatsby

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Maus is a classic comic book by Art Spiegelman, and it is about a boy who had a strained relationship with his father. The author uses animals to represent various characters in the book. The book is mostly written in the war days, and the animal characters are mostly to avoid showing any biases or preconceptions about an individual culture. Maus by Spiegelman when compared to The Great Gatsby by Scott FitzGerald’s they are differences that are noted in the two comic books. The differences are regarding plot, theme, and conflict.
Firstly, the plot OF Maus is based on the world war days and the Holocaust. The author bases his story on the interviews he had with his father about the world war and the mistreatment of the Jews BY Germans. The plot is based on real-life events that have been recorded in the history of all countries as the events are known worldwide. However, the great Gatsby is plot mainly based on fictional thoughts of the author and events are created are fictional. The plot of The Great Gatsby is about a love triangle between Nick, Jay, and Daisy. The story is based on a fictional town known as West Egg.
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Art has to look for ways to ensure every second he spends with his father enables him to learn something new about the Holocaust. Art wants to spend the least amount of time with his father because of the bad relationship between them that was caused by the death of his mother. However, in the Great Gatsby, the central conflict is between a man and himself. Gatsby thinks that Daisy will be attracted to him because of the great wealth that he has acquired over the years. But Daisy requires more proof that Gatsby is a changed man and he no longer possesses his past character. The conflicts in the two books fully differ in the way they are represented in the two
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