Friday, March 27, 2015

Historical Context Juho

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 is written by the author, Art Spiegelman. He is an author and this story is mostly based about his father, Vladek Spiegelman. Artie in this story first asks his dad to help him write his story by giving information about what happened his lifetime during the Holocaust. Then Vladek talks about what happened to him during the Holocaust and Artie writes it down which made Maus based on Vladek. So not only did the author's cultural background influence the novel, but it was the story for it, and it also has the reason why it was written. 
Also, it does influence the novel because Art had a good source, his father, a Holocaust survivor. If his father was not a Holocaust survivor, he might have not written this story in the way he'd written by now, also it would have probably contained bias of an kind.

Secondly, not much of the author's world view isn't known since this story was based by Vladek, the author's father. Mostly the author's father's ideas were revealed but not most of it due to that it was a biography wrote in another way. So this is most likely to be an interview about his father making it almost nothing to show the author's world of view. 

I chose this picture because this is a picture of Vladek Spiegelman, the reason why this book has no bias containing. Also the book is almost all based on this man so I chose this as an important picture to pick.

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