How are Intresting ideas about loss and individuaility seen in Maus.
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Jews were not treated as individuals during the Holocaust. The Germans saw them as vermin and Art Spiegelman personifies them in this way. Jews were merely cattle to be moved around and indiscriminately killed. Characters like Vladek struggled to maintain a sense of identity and purpose during the chaos. After the war Vladek had to re-define who he was and what his purpose was. He felt estranged from his son as well as his second wife Mala. Much of the blame for his lack of social connection lies with Vladek. We must, however, view his intemperance through the lens of the war and his loss of individuality.