Tracing Maus

Graphic novels mostly get connected to comic books, stories about fictional superheroes and other fantastical beings. However, Art Spiegelman used this media to tell the very real story of his father who survived the Holocaust. Focusing on many details of his father’s past, and using his artistic talents to show depth and movement, Spiegelman enriches his audience teaching them about his father’s history and how it impacted him presently. I have traced two pages of this text from both book one and book two to highlight the similarities and differences throughout the novel.

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