In Maus, each animal represents a different community. As an example, mice portrayed Jews, cats represented the German Nazis and pigs represented the Polish.
Why did Art Spiegelman use cats?
Spiegelman chose deliberately animals for his story, because he wants that the reader associates certain characteristics with certain animals. But not only this metaphor is the reason why Spiegelman chose mice to represent Jews. Even the Nazis propagated that Jewish people are an inferior race.
What did the animals in Maus represent?
Maus tells the story of Art Speigelmans father Vladeks experiences in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Spiegelman used animals as metaphors for the Nazi hierarchical view of the world: Jews as mice, Germans as cats, Poles as pigs, etc., tying in with Hitlers statements about the Jewish race.
Why did Spiegelman write Maus?
Maus is a comic. An unprecedented genre, Art Spiegelman created Maus to record his fathers experience in the Holocaust, and in doing so, recorded his experience being the son of a survivor, and his experience writing about the experience of being the son of a survivor (what a demanding task!).
Why does Spiegelman call mala a survivor What does he mean?
Why does Spiegelman call Mala a survivor? What does he mean? Mala was a survivor of World War II, specifically The Holocaust, as she is a Jewish German. I think that Vladek was implying that Mala was a very strong character and that she was tough.
What genre is Maus?
Comics Graphic novelNovelComic book Maus/Genres
Who helped Vladek hide?
Vladek and Anja hide with other family members in various bunkers to avoid being sent to the camps, but they are found out. In a detention area in Srodula, Vladeks cousin Haskel helps Vladek and Anja escape, and Haskel helps Vladek get work.