Monday, October 20, 2014
Historical Context. Bethany G.
What is the cultural and educational background of the author and how did this background influence the book? In what ways do the events in the books reveal evidence of the author’s world view?
Art Spiegelman was a man that is a cartoon artists. He was born to Polish Jews and was one of the survivors of the holocaust. He was forced to live with his aunt, which was said it would be safe. She ended up poisoning herself and two other family members also. His father's name was Zeev, although his polish name was Wladyslaw. His mom, took the name Anna upon her American Immigration. Both these names refer to the two main characters that are in the book, Vladek and Anja. I think that the experience and how unfair the equality towards him, Art Spiegelman, is the reason why he wrote this book. I think his experience influenced him to write this book, because he wanted many people to know how it felt, and how hard his life was. The situations that he had to face as a child and his parents growing up. Many of the events in the book show of how he saw it as a Polish Jew. How he thought of it since it has many of the emotions of each character after a situation. He makes it so that you can see the reaction and the emotions of each of the characters. It tells us how he felt while this was happening and makes us feel and see it from his point of view, of the Polish Jew point of view.