Sunday, October 26, 2014

Historical Context - Jorge Ribeiro


Art Spiegelman

Historical Context

Pages 127 - ending

Why was this book controversial?  Which themes or ideas were challenging to society?

So on this question above, this book was controversial basically for one main reason. It was the Holocaust. It is controversial because many suffered the same as Vladek did, and many are lucky to have survived it. It is controversial because this theme of the book affects people in someway, and this affection is always going to be bad. This book many people can relate too, and it shows that innocent people were getting killed and they suffered because Jews had to hide under bunkers for weeks, and sometimes even that didn't work, so they were caught and brought to the concentration camps and sometimes even to the gas chambers. Many even preferred dying than going to the gas chambers, as said on page 109, the lady that was keeping Vladek's child preferred to poison herself than to go to the gas chambers. The theme that was challenging for society was the theme of the Holocaust, because for many they cannot even see the Nazi symbol because it affects them a lot in a way. Every single survivor of the Holocaust probably think that it was the worst time period, and I would agree, because nothing but death was happening at that time at that time.

No comments:

Post a Comment