MAUS contains several moments of comedy. What is the effect of this humor? Was is inaccurate or wrong of Spiegelman to have included such episodes in his survivor's tale?
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Much of the humor is derived from the discourse revealing Vladek's tortured relations with his son. Artie is often at a loss for words as to the things his father says and does. Vladek, for example, can't imagine his son makes money from writing comics, "for this you make a living?' Vladek is prejudice about a black person even though he lived much of his life under prejudice; the irony, which is darkly humorous, is not lost on Artie.