Monday, March 9, 2015

  1. How does the protagonist change from the beginning to the end of the novel?  What does this character learn about himself (or herself) and about how the world works?

You Are The Only Thing That Changes

Maus is a graphic novel in which depicts what a Holocaust survivor went through during the second world war. The protagonist Vladek is a Holocaust survivor he retells his story to his son. And that is how the author tells the story. There is no particular antagonist in this novel although the Nazi party maybe considered one.

Vladek who is a holocaust survivor changed massively during the novel. Especially his attitude towards his wife. During the Holocaust, Vladek's wife was Anja. I believe that he truly loved him because he was always nice to her and I could really feel his love towards her from the things that he did for her. But after he remarried with Mala, he became really aggressive towards her. He accused her of being a gold digger etc etc. And there are many scenes in the book in which Mala is crying because of the hostility of Vladek. In conclusion, Vladek has changed his perspective towards women after Anja died in the concentration camps.

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