1) an irony in my book is on (page 139). And it says "It's a miracle! How did you manage it? I'm a magician! Have some milk." And in this part of the book, Vladek managed to find some food during a time where it was very difficult too. And to say that your a magician means that you were more than lucky, to me that what it means. So in my opinion it was a miracle. I think that Vladek and Anja were really lucky during this time for their situation. This effects the reader because of the things that they thought was amazing in the book would be things we would usually take for granted. So it can teach the reader to be more grateful.
2) In the book Maus, there is a lot of flashbacks. for example, on (page: 135) it says "What happened in 1994, after you left Srodula? We Sneaked toward Sosnowiec..." In this section Vladek has flashbacks in order to share his and Anjas story. The stories he tells can effect the reader, by imagining how terrible it was back then. And the flashbacks influences the book a lot, it tells the story of what life was like back then.
3) An example of repetition, Is on (page 159). And Vladeks son keeps on calling Vladek a murder, because he burned some journals and other things of Anja. He did this because the memories were to much for him at the time, so he burned them to get rid of it. His son keeps on calling him a murderer because he basically killed the memories that were forgotten. I would assume that the reader would feel pity for Vladeks son, because he really wanted to find out what his moms story was, because she wasn't there to tell him herself. This effects the book, because it's another way to feel how Vladeks son felt about what his father did, what he did was as bad as murder to Vladeks son.
|http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/earley/ I choose this image because it represents the journal that Vladek burned.|
4) An example of personification in the book is on (page 149) And it says "The mothers always told so: "Be carful! A jew will catch you to a bag and eat you!" The meaning to this is that the germans would even teach their children to not appreciate the jews. This makes me feel as the reader, really sorry for the jews.. Its surprising to me that this really happened. It makes me realize how much familys and children had to suffer during this time.. And It also makes me wonder what life would have been like living during a time like this. It affects the book because it tells how bad this time was.