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Holocaust Final Paper *

With this contributing factor we are exposed to the

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the inner thoughts of the narrator. With this contributing factor, we are exposed to the perspective of the Holocaust prisoners, a valuable interpretation of the historical event. Another major benefit from a graphic novel having both words and images to tell a story is the way it makes a reader go back and read a part over. Although this can be frustrating as you read, it forces you to get the most out of the piece. Spiegelman did not intend for Maus to be read simply and easily. Regardless of the casual nature and structure of the novel, the content is dense and detailed, causing a second glance now and then to get the full picture. This aspect of having to go back and reread certain passages, makes graphic novels that much more intriguing. You want to understand all the meaning behind the artistic expression, even if that means finding something new each time you read it. The combination of words and images that is possible through graphic novels, has a much larger effect on us than either of the two factors by themselves. In Maus , Spiegelman uses this “commix” to represent his interpretation of the Holocaust. With his concept of masking his characters with animals according to nationality, we are exposed to a broad range of perspectives and are enlightened by the message of discrimination that he is conveying. Meanwhile, his
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writing that is split between the story telling and the story being told is a major contributor to the clarification and understanding of the content. Because of Spiegelman’s incredible work with his writing and imagery, we are fortunate enough to have Maus as a unique and less daunting resource to remembering the Holocaust.
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