Week #2 - Maus
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"My family... my wife.. my home... Where do I go?"
This drawing shows the difficult choice Vladek's father had to make on Page 90-91. Choosing from safety or his wife and younger children. One Page 91, Jews were split into two groups, one going to the deadly gas and one away from it. Unexpectedly, Vladek's father's family is taken to the 'Bad Side', for having too many children. His father is put in the 'Good Side'. As he decides to go to the 'Bad Side' to stay with his family, he is never seen again.
Life threatening decision can be really difficult to decide on. As one from never seeing your loved ones again or being able to have the chance to live longer; can be a tough decision. As most people believe it is better to die having loved ones than living forever in isolation. Vladek's father decides to lead the path with his family, and if I was to stand in his shoes, I would too.
"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." - Leo Tolstoy