Maus: A Survivor's Tale
Maus: A Survivor's Tale Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
What Animal Allegory?
Perhaps the most obvious feature of Maus is its use of animals to represent different races and nationalities. In representing the Jews as mice, Spiegelman is playing off the anti-Semitic stereotyp...
“I’m literally giving a form to my father’s words and narrative,” Spiegelman commented in an interview, “and that form for me has to do with panel size, panel rhythms, and visual structur...
Diagrams, “Just in Case”
Diagrams are key to helping Art visualize Vladek’s experience during the Holocaust. Vladek inserts himself into the text at times, drawing out for Art how to repair a shoe or build a bunker. The...
Fathers and Sons
“A reader might get the impression that the conversations in the narrative were just one small part, a facet of my relationship with my father,” Spiegelman once remarked. “In fact, however, t...
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