This was real and I can't even explain how this affected me because it was the most emotional thing I've ever read. The love shown between Vladek and Anja mesmerized me and broke my heart seeing them go through so much cruelty and suffering. The Complete Maus are two graphic novels combined to form the story of Vladek Spiegelman's life during World War 2. are meant to self-destruct in my book and I think they do self-destruct." One of my favourite parts of Maus was the relationship between Art and Vladek. Even so, Art and Vladek have a pretty normal father/son relationship. I felt so bad for Vladek at times with the way Art would treat him but it was a normal father/son relationship in the way that sons don't always treat their fathers the best. The love Art and Vladek had for each other. I loved the little funny moments in the novel, like when Vladek throws out Art's coat and gives him a "warm" coat, which Art hates because it isn't fashionable. At that moment, I had to stop myself from crying because after reading his incredible story, I saw a picture of the actual Vladek.
...I knew that it was a graphic novel referring about the Jew Holocaust, but using mice (Jews) and cats (Nazis) as the characters,... ...and even while I was sure that it will be a crude telling, I didnt expect that the only difference between reality and this graphic novel would be the choice of using animals as the characters in the story. However, definitely the graphic format of this story makes possible for readers to be witness from the begining until the end (and even further) of the whole tragic and cruel process of what Jews endured (and not many were able to get out alive from it) during the World War II. Also, Art Spiegelman, the author, was bold showing how hard was to live with his father, Vladek Spielgelman (the main character in the Holocaust parts), Vladek wasnt a saint (and after all, how many of us really is?) with not only crazy habits but even racist thinking against afro-american people. Art Spiegelman is a character in the story too, and while he is a whole better as person than his father, he doesnt portrait himself as a saint and you can appreciate how even at some moments, he does some kinda unfair actions, since after all, he is human too.
Cat on mouse violence is so old and pervasive that, in a way, weve become desensitized to it. Original: Mar 9, 2012 ------------------------ Addendum: Aug 23, 2013 This still ranks as my top graphic novel of all time, but I just finished Chris Ware's Building Stories which gives it a pretty good run for the money.
Most likely did I read graphic novels which didn't suit my personal tastes, but Art Spiegelman was capable of shattering my expectations and completely stunning me with the art of his writing and his illustrations. Maus is a collection of two graphic novels with autobiographical background about the author, Art Spiegelman, and his father's recollections about his experiences in the Second World War. Spiegelman constantly switches between present and past, between the time when he writes down what his father tells him and the time when all the horrible events in the concentration camps took place. Art and his father appear in such a realistic way that you can't help but care for them; something which never happened to me before in a book with autobiographical content.
I have read and seen both fiction and non-fiction accounts of life during WWII. Basically everyone should read this or at least some stories of the war.
Maus, a massive graphic novel, thirteen years in the making, depicts the complicated relationship between Art and his father, the very process of creating Maus, and, in an interlocked way, Vladeks experience, living in Poland during the rise and fall of the Third Reich. The films that remain from that time the ones that were shown during the Nuremberg trial are tough to watch, haunting, almost impossible to put into words.
Spiegelman figlio intervista Spiegelman padre sulla Shoah (la madre è morta suicida, il fratello maggiore è morto avvelenato dalla zia, anche lei suicida, per evitargli lorrore del campo di sterminio). In ogni caso, è una storia che bisogna continuare a raccontare, che non bisogna dimenticare. A Spiegelman è stato chiesto se non gli sembrava di cattivo gusto mettere in fumetti la tragedia dellOlocausto.
In the narrative present, Art Spiegelman (author) is interviewing his father Vladek about his experiences as a Polish Jew and a Holocaust survivor. We knew the stories - that they will gas us and throw us in the ovens. It allows the reader to gain a deeper understanding of how the camps were run and what it was like for the prisoners.