MAUS, BY ART SPIEGELMAN
During this week me and other fellow classmates started reading the book, MAUS. To start off, I would like to claim that for now this book has provided alot of interesting facts and knowledge in a very peculiar way.
It is unfortunate that prejudices against racial and ethnic minorities continue to flourish. One well‐known example of discrimination based on prejudice involves the Jews, which the book displays for us, who have endured mistreatment and persecution for thousands of years. The largest scale attempt to destroy this group of people occurred during World War 2, when millions of Jews were exterminated in German concentration camps . The novel MAUS describes for now the difficulty that it is to have a vivid life. Vladek the main character, is was taken away from his family to a concentration camp, he suffers deeply from the fact he is taken away from his family. While taken away he encounters a harsh life, he has to start living a life in which he is fed poorly, sleeps in a tent and has to bathe in a freezing cold weather river water. This event is similar to what happens now a days, yet, in a much smaller scale. Now a days people encounter prejudice everyday. I would like to convey the discrimination of a rich man to a poor unfortunate man. Lots of people have lived through a moment of when a higher class man considers himself greater than a lower class one, or when a rich man is in discomfort when close to a poor man or women. This unfortunate man or women in many occasions havent had the same opportunities to thrive to a better life. While man of us go to schools in luxuries cars
these people in many times dont even go to school.
Further more, I can connect the book to the experience many man live now a days. In the book Vladek has to leave to the army. He has to live everything behind, his family,friends, money and housing. He has to serve his country rather or not he likes it. He now starts living a life where he has to work hard, train hard, fight for his country and fight for his life. Similar to how the American Soldiers have to leave lots of belonging behind. Now a days many man and women list themselves to the army, police, marine, air force and etc. Many of them believe if they go they will shape a better country and protect their homes. Unfortunately they have to leave lots of things behind and start living a different life. A life with a lot of danger and sacrafice. Lots of them are taken to all around the globe to fight.Source