- Why was this book controversial? Which themes or ideas were challenging to society?
This book was challencged because of the Nazis. The story of this book is litterally how a man and his wife survive the Nazi period in history. This is an extremely controvertial topic, since many people nowadays cannot stand the sight of the Nazi flag alone, let alone a graphic novel about what a Jew suffered during that period of time. On the other hand, many people also aknowledge that if we never talk about it, if we let the past go, we might repeat the same mistakes. In that case it is important to teach people about the Nazis, even though they were a very dark part of our past.
Maus talks about the Nazis and a man's survival during that time in a very shallow, easy to understand, way. It turns something dark and gloomy into basically a war cats against mice. It makes it a good read and it disguises most of the depression and instead focuses more on humor. Despite all that, though, many cultures and coungries still disqpprove of this book because they are so insulted by the Nazis, maybe because they are Jews even, that they don't even want to talk about it. Instead they choose to ignore it. Unfortunately, they could be building onto the repetition of history