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close reading 2 - Kurt Humphreys English Close Reading...

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Kurt Humphreys English Close Reading Throughout the graphic novel of Maus we as readers can depict tension and conflict between Vladek and Artie. Artie is unable to understand and relate to his father because of the Holocaust. Vladek will never be able to understand Artie’s way of life and Artie will not be able to figure out the way his father thinks about life after the war. The tension between them often results in verbal battles that leave both Artie and Vladek in miserable moods. This tension is also seen between Vladek and Mala throughout the story. In one instance in the novel Vladek is trying to get rid of a box of Special K (page 78). Vladek doesn’t eat that type of cereal because it has salt and sugar in it and it is bad for his heart and diabetes. He offers to give it to Artie and Francoise, Artie’s wife, but they both refuse to take it. The box of cereal is almost empty and could easily just be thrown into the garbage. Instead Vladek doesn’t want to waste any bit of food and tries
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