Author: Art Spiegelman
There are a lot of things that we can relate with the book Maus. We can relate the story with other stories, our personal experiences, what we are learning in class or current events around the world. I related the story with current events. The first thing that I can relate the story is what is happening in Russia and Ukraine right now. Russia is invading Ukraine and wants Ukraine for them. Ukraine is not a Russian country but has a lot of Russians and have a cultural connection with Russia. They are using Russia's military in Crimea to attack Ukraine.
This current event relates to this book because the leaders (Hitler and Putin) want more power. Hitler is killing all the Jews to have more power and make people realize that he has a lot of power. Putin wants to take over Ukraine to have more power. Also, they are both in Russia.
Another thing I can relate this book to is the book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. These two books have a lot in common. In the book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, the main character Bruno has to move to because of his father's job. His dad is the leader of one of the Jews concentration camps. There is a fence separating the camp and Bruno's house. One day, as Bruno explored around the house, he met a boy on the other side of the fence. The story tells what kinds of things they do and etc. One thing in common with these two books is that they both happen during WWII. They both show a lot of the same things. They both show Jews being killed, gas chambers, etc. One different thing about these two books is the point of view in which the story is told. Maus is told from the perspective of a Jew and gives more details about the life of a Jew during WWII. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is written from the perspective of the camp's leader's son which talks more about how he sees the camp from his room's window.
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