History ComicBook / Maus

31st Dec '16 6:54:36 AM Doug86
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The work has all the basic underpinnings of a Holocaust memoir, portrayed in the comic book style. If you had seen it before, you would have recognized it: As a MatureAnimalStory, WorldWarII-era nationalities and people are all portrayed as PettingZooPeople.

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The work has all the basic underpinnings of a Holocaust memoir, portrayed in the comic book style. If you had seen it before, you would have recognized it: As a MatureAnimalStory, WorldWarII-era UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era nationalities and people are all portrayed as PettingZooPeople.
19th Dec '16 7:32:54 AM Trooper924
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* OldShame: InUniverse, Mala comes across ''Prisoner On Hell Planet'', the comic Art wrote about Anja's suicide. Art is a little upset Vladek saw it, but Vladek he was upset, but admits that Art was able to get his feelings out.

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* OldShame: InUniverse, Mala comes across ''Prisoner On Hell Planet'', the comic Art wrote about Anja's suicide. Art is a little upset Vladek saw it, but Vladek he was upset, but Vladek, though upset by it, admits that he's glad that Art was able to get his feelings out.
22nd Nov '16 4:46:20 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ShamefulShrinking: In the opening of ''Maus II'', Art Spiegelman is shown shrinking smaller and smaller as reporters torment him with questions about ''Maus I''. At the end he is a small crying child. A helpful talk with a therapist about coming to terms with his guilt lets him get bigger again, but then listening to recordings of [[RamblingOldManMonologue his father's speech]] causes him to shrink back into a child.

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* ShamefulShrinking: In the opening of ''Maus II'', Art Spiegelman is shown shrinking smaller and smaller as reporters torment him with questions about ''Maus I''. At the end he is a small crying child. A helpful talk with a therapist about coming to terms with his guilt lets gives him get bigger again, back his normal, adult size, but then listening to recordings of [[RamblingOldManMonologue his father's speech]] causes him to instantly shrink back into a child.
22nd Nov '16 4:43:28 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** At another point, Art points out there was an orchestra that played in Auschwitz and documental evidence of it, but Vladek says he does not remember anything of the sort.

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** At another point, Art points out there was an prisoner orchestra that played in Auschwitz and documental evidence of it, but Vladek says he does not remember anything of the sort.
27th Oct '16 7:52:59 PM Sunburst
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** At another point, Art points out there were music bands playing in the concentration camps and documental evidence of it, but Vladek says he does not remember anything of the sort.

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** At another point, Art points out there were music bands playing was an orchestra that played in the concentration camps Auschwitz and documental evidence of it, but Vladek says he does not remember anything of the sort.
23rd Oct '16 3:55:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* MundaneLuxury: In Auschwitz, a friend of Vladek named Mandelbaum is literally brought to tears when Vladek brings him stuff like shoes that actually fit and a belt so he doesn't have to hold up his trousers with one arm all the time, simple things which the Nazis had denied them.
22nd Oct '16 9:36:58 PM Sunburst
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** At another point, Art points out there were music bands playing in the concentration camps and documental evidence of it, but Vladek says he does not remember anything of the sort.
13th Oct '16 4:47:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* SurvivorGuilt: While trying to understand his father Vladek's experience in the concentration camps, Art asks his shrink (also a Holocaust survivor) if he ever experienced this. The psychiatrist replies that he never felt guilty, just sad.

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* SurvivorGuilt: While trying to understand his father Vladek's experience in the concentration camps, Art asks his own shrink (also a Holocaust survivor) if he ever experienced this. The psychiatrist replies that he never felt guilty, just sad.
13th Oct '16 4:40:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* KarmicDeath: Vladek sees or finds out that several people who betrayed him to the Nazis were themselves killed by Nazis.

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* KarmicDeath: Vladek sees or finds out that several people who betrayed him to the Nazis were themselves killed by Nazis.Nazis, usually because [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness they had become useless]] to their benefactors at some point.
7th Aug '16 12:07:29 PM Aquila89
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* GoldDigger: Implied with Vladek, who leaves his pretty girlfriend Lucia Greenberg for the less attractive Anja Zylberberg, who comes from a wealthy family and can do wonders for his career. He does, however, insist that he fell in love with her through her beautiful correspondence.

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* GoldDigger: Implied with Vladek, who leaves his pretty girlfriend Lucia Greenberg for the less attractive Anja Zylberberg, who comes from a wealthy family and can do wonders for his career. He does, however, insist that he fell in love with her through her beautiful correspondence. Much later, he accuses his second wife, Mala of being this.
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