1) We read pages 5-71 of the book Maus by Art Spiegelman and in the end, Valdek goes back home to his family. What do you predict will happen in the next chapters of the book? Will he remain home with his family, or go back to the war?
I think Valdek will stay home with his family. I have two possibilities of things that could happen, either he will stay home or be sent somewhere else, separated from his family, by the Nazis. From what I understood, the Nazis are already becoming more powerful. I think they will gain more strength, then find Valdek and separate his family. If that does happen, I think they will be sent to concentration camps or serve them in some other way.
2) Would the book be easier to understand if the characters were human?
In my opinion, it would be easier to understand the book if the characters were people. In the beginning, when they showed pictures of the mice I couldn't recognize who was who, only by reading the names, which also got me confused. I couldn't understand at first any of the characters or who they were.
3) Do you think there is a reason to why all characters are animals?
However, even though it would probably be easier to make the characters human, at the same time I also think there is a specific reason to why the characters aren't human. I don't think anyone would write a book where the Jews are mice and the Nazis are cats for no apparent reason. I think this was made on purpose to represent where each group stands. For example, the Nazis are stronger than the Jews, and this might be the reason why they are cats and the Jews are mice. They can beat them whenever they want because they are stronger.