Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Mauz Rest of Book Two
The transitions did not seem to really change up from how they have been the entire story however there were definitely some new things that Spiegelman did. For instance his use of the actual photograph Vladek gave him surprised me because up till then he had always shown every character as an animal or a human wearing a mask of an animal. Also one of the thinks that took me by surprise was when he called the hitchhiker a "Shvarster" and thought he was trying to steal from them. How can someone who's people had genocide commited agaisnt them harbour such feelings for another people? I don't really understand that, and neither could Spiegelman, who also got upset with the blatant racism his father showed when the man was in the car. Overall it turned out to be a magnificent story as well as one of the most powerful stories I've ever read.