Maus was one of the first comic books I have ever read,
which is a good thing for me.
Coming into this class,
I assumed that comic books and graphic novels were basically
just a bunch of superhero stories and maybe a few Scifi themed books (which isn't a bad
The fact that Maus is a personal story about something very real made me
extremely interested and it showed me that Spiderman isn't all comics has to offer.
opened my eyes to all the other genres out there that I wasn't previously aware of.
reading Maus was a very difficult thing to do.
I openly condemn racism;
it's literally the one
thing that can set me off within a nanosecond.
Race/ethnicity is a touchy subject for most
but the Holocaust seems like an issue many people avoid talking about.
easy to talk about the Holocaust without feeling emotionally drained about the thoughts of a
mass torture and genocide of children,
and women in unspeakable ways in order to
please a madman. Today, many families,
descendants, and survivors continue
remembrance and the hope that such an event will never take place again.
written biographies and have been interviewed about their experiences,
yet many were not
prepared to have an entire graphic novel written.…...