Maus Symbolism - Dayal 1 Chris Dayal Ms. Baran AP...

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Dayal 1 Chris Dayal Ms. Baran AP Composition Period 9/10 February 23, 2011 Asdfghjklqwertyuiopzxcvbnm Genocide is defined as the deliberate killing of a large group of people. One of the most nefarious and malicious genocides of all-time was the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a systematic persecution and mass murder of about six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its associates in Europe. Nazis also targeted other groups such as Gypsies and the disabled due to their racial inferiority and lack of strength to contribute. Today, more than one quarter of the Jewish population is affected by family losses from the Holocaust. These losses make the infamous, everlasting emblem of the Swastika one of the many historical symbols that solemnize the Holocaust. Through this medium, Art Spiegelman’s graphic novels entitled Maus I and Maus II , uses the theme of abjection as it pervades throughout the text and pictures. Specifically, Spiegelman manipulates the symbol of the swastika to constantly portray the theme of abjection throughout the novel. Speigelman uses the swastika to portray the theme of abjection many
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '11 term at University of the West of England.

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