- The author used some kind of animals to distinguish people in each country. -
There are two reasons why the author set animals for people in each country.
The first reason is that is to express the personality of each nationality. “ Cats are always catching mice.” This is what the author wants to tall. from the setting.
As another reason I think he wanted to soften the cruelty to readers to know the actual fact without resistance.
“ We were more involved. So like the youths here today.” Pg.15
It means that Vladek’s old girlfriend, Lucia has a strong desire to love just like the recent youths.
“ I always dreamed of going to America.” Pg.16
I can learn that he desired liberty. At that time, the U.S. was a democracy but his country, Judea was a communism country.
“ PSSH! and look a what a BEAUTY you picked!” Pg.17
Lucia express her hatred. She represents her jealousy by saying that on contrary what she doesn’t think.
“ When I came into their house it was so like a king came…” Pg.19
He was very welcomed like a king.
“ I remember when we were almost arrived, we passed a small town.
Everybody - every jews from the train - got very excited and frightened.
It was beginning of 1938 - before the war - hanging high in the center of town, it was a nazi flag!” Pg.32
It shows a big surprise and shock of the moment they found the flag by using three-piece and expressing finely.
“ You’re dropping on the carpet cigarette ashes, you want it should be like a stable here?” Pg.52
In this scene, I can learn that he is so clean, at the same time, he treat his son as his treasure.
“ It was so freezing that birds fell from tree.” Pg.53
It tells how it was cold. I can imagine clearly that freezing from this expression.