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MAUS

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http://www.npr.org/2011/12/21/142899602/six-graphic-novels-that-will-draw-you-in?sc=fb&cc=fp
Driving Questions
HOW does Spiegelman use
words and images to communicate
these themes to readers?

HOW does Spiegelman use symbolism
to reinforce the graphic novel's ideas?

Selfish Selfless
Character Analysis:
How would you describe Vladek?
"How to Read a Graphic Novel"
Why
MAUS?
Kristallnacht (Part 1)
Kristallnacht (Part 2)
Kristallnacht (Part 3)
Kristallnacht (Part 4)
Kristallnacht (Part 5)
Historical
Context
Vladek
TEDxDartmouth - Michael Chaney (March 6, 2011)
"Understanding Comics"
TED Talks - Scott McCloud
The Graphic
Novel
"Paper
Clips"
http://oneclipatatime.org/
WHAT are the major themes of MAUS?
Terms
to Know
Anti-Semitic/Anti-Semitism
Holocaust
Graphic Novel
Biography
Autobiography
Kristallnacht
Synagogue
Rabbi
Theme
Symbolism
Nazi
Swastika
Propaganda
Historical Nonfiction
Stereotype
Animals as
Symbols
Jews are represented as mice.
Nazis are represented as cats.
Poles (People from Poland)
are represented as pigs.
Americans are represented as dogs.
Why does Spiegelman
represent each group
this way?
The
Characters
Art Spiegelman
Vladek Spiegelman
Anja Spiegelman
Francoise
Mala
Art is the author & illustrator
of MAUS. He's sometimes
called "Artie". Vladek is Art's
father. Francios is Art's wife.
Vladek is Art's father. He was
married to Anja, Art's mother.
Vladek was resourceful, and both
he and Anja survived the Holocaust.
Mala is Vladek's second wife.
He married her after Anja died.
She is unhappy in the marriage.
She is also a Holocaust survivor.
Francoise is Art's wife.
She is French. She
converted to Judism.
Anja (Anna) is Vladek's
first wife. They had two sons,
Richieu and Art. Richieu did not
survive WWII. Anja suffers
from depression. She later
commits suicide.
WHY did Spiegelman write MAUS?

WHAT is his message to readers?

"Deep Survival" was the first scientific book on survival and has been embraced by everyone from the head of training for the Navy SEALs to the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Psychologists, oncologists, business executives, and clergy have brought the principles of "Deep Survival" to their patients, clients and congregations to help them face adversity, to manage risk, and to enhance decision making in every form.
Taken from the website:
http://www.deepsurvival.com/
Laurence Gonzales
hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group
1. the mass slaughter of European civilians
and especially Jews by the Nazis during
World War II
2. a mass slaughter of people; genocide
also refered to as "The Night of Broken Glass", was a pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9-10, 1938.

The attacks left the streets covered with broken glass from the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues.
Pogrom
an organized massacre of helpless people; specifically: co-ordinated attacks against Jews
the house of worship of a Jewish congregation
the leader of a Jewish congregation
Star of David
Jewish symbol composed of two overlaid equilateral triangles that form a six-pointed star
a member of the German fascist party from 1933-1945 under Adolf Hitler
a symbol of anti-Semitism or of Nazism
[NOTE: the swastika is an old symbol that used be a symbol of good luck!]
a fixed mental picture of members of a group that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgement.
the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor in order to further one's cause or to damage an oppossing institution, cause, or person
Genre
Protagonist
when something represents both itself and something else
the central ideas of a story
the main character in a story;
directly involved in the central conflict
the time and place of the events of the story
Setting
a category of artistic work grouped by a shared style, form, or content
a story presented in comic book form and published as a book
true stories that are set during an important time in history
a history of someone's life
a history of the author's life
Dialect
Flashback
to interject events from the past into the story
a regional variety of language
Foreshadowing
when the author provides hints & clues about future events in the story
Historical Context
the political, social, cultural, and economic environment of the time and place that adds meaning to the story
IMAGE A
IMAGE B
IMAGE C
Examples of
Anti-Semitic Nazi Propaganda
EX. IMAGE 1
EX.IMAGE 2
"New Yorker" cover: 9/11/01 by Art Spiegelman
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WEBQUEST
Daily Class Notes
The Essay
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