In maus one the author does an excellent job of describing things from his fathers point of view especially in chapter one. The author makes it very obvious that there were some things that hsi father was very sensitive about so much that he did not want anything written or published about. One perfect example of this is when the father talks about his love/personal life and the complications that came about as a result. The author states that putting all of that into a book or a comic humanizes a story and makes it have more of a dramatic effect but yet the father still wanted nothing to do with any of that. I personally disagree with the fathers point of view on this subject. I have had a lot of trouble with reading over the years especially with some of the classics namely the hobbit as an example. If nothing happens in the first five pages I have trouble reading it. History books and other books I like including Maus now do an excellent job of both humanizing stories in a way that it scucks you in and then keeps your attention.
I think that with this philosophy the author is trying to make a crucial point. He is basically arguing that people cannot understand the full impact of something, especially with things like holocausts and genocides. When many people study these areas in history all they want to know is the political and military side and what happened to all of the victims afterwords. But as the author is trying to poin out you need all three element of the story from beginning, to middle, to end in order to understand and appreciate the full impact of something.