The book “Maus” is a graphic novel by the author Art Spiegelman, which takes place during the World War II in Poland.
In the story, the main character, Vladek,is trying to get away from the Nazis and trying to survive the Holocaust. Vladek as well as the other Jewish people are represented as a mice and the Germans are represented as cats. This shows that cats and mice don’t get along with each other. Also, African-Americans in the novel are represented as black dogs. in my viewpoint for the Jews,Germans and the African-Americans have a good use of animal metaphor but for as the people who survived or died is disrespectful cause people shouldn’t be discriminated as animals The Germans,pole and the jews didn’t have anything against each other at first until the war broke out;after that the Germans and the pole started to against the Jews.”Whatever you do,don’t go back to sosnowiec,the poles are still killing the Jews there” Just knowing that the Jews did nothing wrong but still they got attack but that happens everywhere.Most people don’t know why Hitler even chosen to go for the Jews most say its just an easy tar One reason why Spiegelman chooses to do animals instead of humans is because it has more understanding of who is who. If the novel would’ve picked different animals for some characters,cats and mouse are a good for the African-Americans it’s racist specially when they are represented as black dogs but for some understanding back then not many people understand of racism or which didn’t really care for it.
“You talk about blacks the way the Nazis talked about the jews”racism happens everywhere if people don’t like it or not,the world never going to change even if people tried to make a difference. Vladek shows what happened from the Holocaust and telling his father story even know his father and him don’t really get along with each. What happened at the Holocaust is bad but for all the survivors they still suffer till this day;all the stories that’s been told over the years is sad but know many people understand what happened long time ago.What do Vladek and Anja act like they’re not Jews, from most people would chose to do that if it comes to live or die. “I’m trying to sosnowiec-back to my family”The mask that Vladek use is to hide their identity from the Germans but he also trustest a pole to help him to see his family. All this shows that there are problems in the world and what happened in the history between racism and the economic