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?
First of all, the graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman is based on a true story. Art's father Vladek, was actually a Holocaust survivor. In a way, the book Maus is about the book Maus. This is because in the novel, Art asks his father to tell him about his Holocaust experience so he can write a book, and in real life, Art Spiegelman wrote Maus based off of what his father told him about the Holocaust (he started interviewing his father in 1987.) So not only did the author's cultural background influence the novel, but it was the story for it, and the reason it was written. Also, it does influence the novel because Art had a good source, his father, a Holocaust survivor. If his father were not a survivor, the book would be different and probably have different information and bias.
Secondly, not much is revealed to me about Art Spiegelman's world view in this novel, but maybe of his view of the Holocaust; mainly that he knew what it was really like because of his father.
source --- I chose this image because in order to write Maus, Art Spiegelman had to put together his and his father's knowledge.
source --- A picture of Vladek Spiegelman