I was told was to go ahead and read the comics on the list from e-reserves. Not knowing which one specifically, I read one, Maus, a Survivors Tale. The story started out very weird and I admit, I didn’t quite get the introduction and the author’s direction seemed a little off. I also didn’t like the way the author chose to end his tale. I wanted to know how his will played out and if the son ever learned to not take his father for granted. It ends real sudden and with no closure whatsoever!
Anyway, I’m really glad this was one of our readings. I was very fortunate to see the holocaust museum on Monday and learned a lot more about the whole Nazi organization, Hitler’s plan and “human” standards, the “ghettos,” and tons more. I even noticed in one of the panels, the mice are wearing striped attire, which was the Jew forced attire.
At first look, anyone would refer to this comic as a cartoon, but it’s anything but a simply child’s story. The mouse is telling his particular experience through the concentration camps and ghettos and how he managed to dodge the Germans and keep safe.
Still, the ending and beginning are confusing, but nonetheless, holocaust stories are most interesting…especially the survivor ones.