Maus - By Art Spiegelman
Pages 72 - 127
Around page 92, when the germans are making the jewish people register to go to the right, "the good side" or to the left, "the bad side" that reminded me of something that happened in my life. When Vladek's dad decided to go from the good side to the bad side because of her daughter and giving up his life for her was very selfless. That will to give up something, in that case his life, happened to my mom. When my aunt's kidneys started to malfunction and had to have both removed, my mom stepped up and donated one of hers. My aunt wouldn't have lived, it wasn't certain that there were extra kidneys for hers to be replaced. My mom wasn't willing to take the risk of losing her sister, but she was willing to take the risk of donating one of hers. She was willing to suffer for someone she loved. That decision of being safe alone or suffering with people who love you and you love is one of the hardest decisions ever. Vladek's father was willing to die, but he didn't want to die without his daughter beside him. Besides, she had four children, she needed help with them and he was willing to risk everything he had to help her.