Maus English 1 final maus draft - Garcia 1 Danilo Garcia...

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Garcia 1 Danilo Garcia Instructor Lemon English 1 November 17, 2011 Maus: Torn through the the time of History In the novel “Maus”, Art Spiegelman shows us how the holocaust affected thousands of people. It teared people apart from their families, and ultimately many lives were lost. In this historic event the holocaust, we see how it brought many people together in the concentration camps for a chance at survival. In Maus, Art Speigelman, delivers his social comment on how communities can come together. He shows us another way of looking at how things affected people in the concentration camps, and how communities can be broken apart and brought together. The methods of survival portrayed in the novel Maus by Art Spiegelman we see how communities can come together during harsh times to survive difficult moments through hope and determination. For most people, survival is just a matter of putting food on the table, making sure that the house payment is in on time, and remembering to put on that big winter coat. Prisoners in the holocaust did not have to worry about such things. Unfortunately, there was never enough food, never sufficient shelter, and the cloths were never good enough. In Maus we see how Vladek Spiegelman was very hopeful and determined to help his community on his own and most of it had a lot to do with having connections in high places, and how smart he was. In Maus we see how someone that knew someone else or did favors for them could get what they wanted to
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Garcia 2 survive outside the concentration camps and inside. An example of this is when they are in the stadium where they get their passports stamped. This is evident when it says "Me and Anja came to the table where my cousin was sitting so we got stamped our passports and come quick to the good side of the stadium. Those they sent left, they didn't get any stamp." (Spieglman Pg.90). This shows how Vladek was determined the day he went to get his passport stamped, and how he knew people that would save him and his wife Anja from getting sent to Auschwitz. Vladek showed through this how important it was for him to save his community even if it was just his
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