Pages 129- 159
Question 1: Why do you think Vladek and Mala got married if they are always fighting?
I think Mala only married Vladek because of his money. Since Vladek doesn't like to spend money, they are always arguing about it. In the book, Mala said, “He only gives me $50 a month. When I need a pair of stockings I have to use my own savings!” Mala also said, “I causes him (him meaning Vladek) physical pain to part with even a nickel. Also, I think Vladek married Mala because he was really depressed after Anja died, and he needed someone to make him forget about Anja. In the book, Vladek said, “After Anja died I had to make an order with everything. These papers had too many memories, so I burned them.”
Question 2: Why do you think the smuggler called the Gestapo?
I think the smugglers did this because Vladek and Anja are Jews. I think the smugglers and Motonowa pretended to be nice. I think the smugglers and Motonowa did this for money or something valuable. I think the whole think was a trick. Anja did say, “No! No! No! It’s some kind of trick!” I agree with her. I think Motonowa acted nice by selling Vladek food without coupons, letting him and Anja into her house, and bringing people that weren't really smugglers to trick Vladek and Anja. To trick them into thinking that they could escape only to bring them into a trap. Also, the chapter was called Mouse Trap.
Question 3: Why do you think Artie go so mad because Vladek got rid of Anja’s diaries?
I really don’t know why Artie go so mad over the diaries. Yes they could have helped him write the story, and I think he could have been a little mad. But he didn’t have to yell in his own father’s face. Artie didn’t have to call Vladek a murderer because, Vladek didn’t actually kill anyone. As I said before, yes they could have help him with his story, but Vladek just told that story. I don’t think the diaries are that important either.