Maus Art Spiegelman Analysis

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Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel “Maus” is based on the experiences of the author’s father, Valdek, as a Polish Jews and the survivor of Holocaust. The author interviews his father and illustrates humans with the heads and tails of different kind of animals; Nazis as cat, Jewish as mice, American’s as dogs and Polish as pigs. The novel shows the hardships, sufferings and pains during the period of Holocaust that Jewish people under went to survive. The project of Maus tries to bring both the son and the father close to each other. However, the compulsive behavior and strange attitude of Valdek towards his son creates tension, making Artie more disappointed and angry towards his father. Moreover, the novel examines the relationship between father
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