3.Maus is written in the rather unconventional form of a graphic novel. Is this format an effective means of telling a Holocaust narrative? How might it differ from a more conventional Holocaust narrative?

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I think this format is very effective. Once you get used to the drawings, the experience immerses you in the time and the characters. More conventional novels have their place like the novella Night (Elie Wiesel) but the narrative in MAUS flows through pictures. I even forgot that Spiegelman's world was populated by animals. His animal archetypes fit in so flawlessly with the themes he was trying to portray.