October 19, 2014
Historical Context Question:
How did historical events influence the ideas in the novel? What cultural issues may have influenced, challenged, or inspired the author?
The historical events that happened are the beginning of the Nazis taking the Jews and imprisoning them. This happened when Hitler started making his army to take them away. The way this event influenced parts of the novel, is that the author, Art Spiegelman, showed parts when the Jews were getting run out and taken away by the Nazis. Also, when the person telling the story, Vladek, he tells all about what they are doing it and why they are doing it. Also, he tells how they started to run out and take away the Jews.