The Holocaust Reflected Vladek's Life

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“I'm of that generation of Jews still deeply influenced by the Holocaust. Certainly the notion that the state power to kill can be subject to such extraordinary abuse is always lurking beneath the surface for me. Certainly my experience and identity as a Jew is there,” a quote said by Scott Turow, an American author and lawyer. The Holocaust is tragedy that scarred not only the survivors, but generations to come; it also erased part of the future. The Holocaust left an impact on, not only Vladek, but all Jews that survived the Holocaust. The Holocaust affected Vladek’s way of viewing life. The Holocaust impacted Vladek’s way of creating relationships, connecting with others, and seeing the future. It is no doubt that the Holocaust changed Vladek. Not only does Art Spiegelman, the…show more content…
The Holocaust impacted Vladek’s life by affecting his views on topics such as money, connecting with his own son, and not being able to open up and create relationships with others. Vladek’s survival in the Holocaust changed him for both the better and the worse; Vladek’s resourcefulness stuck with him during the Holocaust and after the Holocaust. He has a large amount of money in his bank account because he always saves his money. But, The Holocaust affected Vladek by not being able to create connections with others. Throughout the text, Vladek is seen trying hard to connect with Artie so he can learn to protect himself but Artie does nothing but push him away because his only motive to be with his father is to write his comic book and in Mala’s case, Vladek isn’t in love with her. He just wanted her company, unlike how he was deeply in love with Anja. The survivors of the Holocaust all have different stories and perspectives of what they went through, but one thing they all have in common is that The Holocaust left an impact on them and changed
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