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Li Mengheng Li Mr. Handley Writing #1 June 11, 2011 Situations beyond their controls Maus attracted me the first time when I saw the book’s cover. Then I realized that “Maus” is a variant of “Mouse”. Indeed, this is a good book which reveals a serious theme in the form of cartoon. And because of this book, I have a fresh view about Poland. Although the story about the miserable life of Jews in the World War II is not new at all, the book has two special points. One is that even though the painful wound is not on the author, his parents and the whole family went through the hard time. So Spiegelman is able to recount the story in which his father is the main character. The other one is that he pictured the Jews as mice, Germans as Cats, Polish as pigs, Americans as dogs, and French as frogs, which additionally helps readers to observe the story as onlookers. I am deeply impressed by Jews, author’s father, and human beings he described in his book. Although the father survived, his sole passed away in Auschwitz, with his family
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course ECON 0200 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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