Sunday, February 22, 2015

Connection Captain -- Maus #2

      Having read the two first parts of the book Maus by Art Spiegelman, I can very well connect this book to several others we have read in seventh grade and last semester. Some of these books are The Giver, Anthem, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Uglies and The City of Ember. Maus being based on a historical event being the Holocaust and World war I/II it has to do a lot with equality and a completely different world. For the Nazis Group this completely different world meant no Jews, no disabled people and no Gypsies. It meant that everyone had to be a cert way, and that way was having blue eyes and blond hair.
      Isn't it ironic how Hitler wanted the people to have these characteristics even though he didn't have them?  I think so two.
      For all the other books their idea of perfect world meant the creation of no difference between the people and almost no emotions. But the difference between all the books and Maus is that they are all set in the future with just a scenario. As for Maus, it happened, and people had to suffer for something that lead to despair and failure. People gave so much to receive such a massive destruction.


  1. Julia, you had a very good post and I would like to point out some things that I didn't agree with. I believe that some of the stories you mentioned, if not all are based on historical events that occurred. One can see that Anthem is based of a communist idea and can be based on someones personality and will to break free from of this idea of we to I. One day in the life is really about the gulag camps which did occur in our history (unfortunately). This is proof that most of these books have something to do with a occurrence that people did not approve or support. What do you think?

  2. Julia,

    I liked what you said about it being ironic that hitler wanted to fill his country with "perfect people" and he wasn't one of them and I strongly agree with that. It truly is ironic, however, we must keep in mind that while he wanted to fill the world with those perfect people, he didn't plan on killing the others (brunettes, gingers, etc). unless they were homosexuals, jews, gypsies, etc. I think he just thought that they would eventually go extinct and only the perfect people would exist.