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Unformatted text preview: He did not look very upset in the picture, nor did it seem like he was disappointed that they weren’t his mother’s diaries. When Vladek tried to get Art to help out with the windows, he didn’t notice that his son was interested in a photo of his uncle. This action, while in context led to more talking about the photos, really showed that there was no overwhelming grief tied to the burning of the diaries. It showed that Art, after being so upset earlier, could finally let go the fact that his father burned the diaries. The fact that Art went straight to talking about his uncle in the photo instead of maybe talking about his mother or her diaries proved once again he forgave his father. Vladek burned the diaries because he could not handle the memories, which was understandable, but wrong also. In the end, his son forgave him for what he did even if he did not say it....
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- Spring '06