maus more like movie than a book
I've been reading "Maus" by Art Spiegelam and to be honest with you its the best book I've read since this year. The thing i like about it the most is that its based on a real story, and it relates to something I've been learning in global. I don't want to sound like a nerd, but its based on a topic that I'm interesting in learning more about which is the Holocaust. This is more like a comic book which shows you pictures. And the pictures gives you a better imagery unlike regular books. When I read Maus I feel like im apart of whats happening.
A quote from the story that stood out most for me was when Artie came back from school and told his father that his friends left him, and his father told him " If you lock them together in a room with no food for a week, then you could see who your friends are." It stood out for me because I was wondering what he ment by that, and why they started the book with that event. But as I got more into the book I was thinking that he ment friends are not selffish, but in order to find out is to see what they do in certain circumstances.
This part of the book remined me of an episode of Even Stevens when he was using a kid who looked tough to protect him, until he found out he was soft inside. It was funny. But at the end he relized that he it was wrong to use him because he was sensitive about how people thought about his size, and Steven was basically doing the same.
I dont know what to expect the next time I read but I hope to learn more about the holocust. Maybe this can help me on the regents somehow.