Day 5

MAUS Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    When does Vladek say, "I cannot forget it. Ever since Hitler I don't like to throw away even a crumb"? Do you think it is only the Holocaust that made him this way?

    Vladek says this to Art after Art tries to convince him to do away with the food that Mala left. Vladek seems to have always been fastidious by nature, and, as Art tells Francoise, all of Vladek and Anja's friends were survivors, and no one was quite like this. Thus, Vladek sees his habits as entirely influenced by the war, but that may not be the case.

  2. 2

    Why do you think Spiegelman decided to draw the Americans as dogs?

    The Americans, when they come upon Vladek and Shivek,...

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