Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Spiegelman Book 2 2-5

Vladek continues to tell Art his story but his health is getting worse.  they finally get out of the concentration camps and try to re-enter society.  Vladek and one of his friends begin working for the Americans doing simple tasks for them.  The same anti-semitism from before and during the war has not been erased.  One of the interesting things about the last half of the book is that there is a real picture of Vladek right after he left the camps.  The only time animals are not drawn in the book is in the cartoon about his mother's suicide but this isn't even a cartoon it's an actual picture.  I think Spiegelman put this in because he felt people should see the actual man of the story for all that his father had to overcome to survive.

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