One of the problems inherent in representing human beings as cats and mice is that animals have a narrower range of facial expressions. Are Spiegelman's animals as emotionally expressive as human characters might be?

Also..... If so, what means did the cartoonist use to endow his mice and cats with "human" characteristics?

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I think the animals are symbols more than anything else. The facial expressions exist but only within the context of the animals (culture) they represent.