Juden

“We walked in the direction of Sosnowiec- But where to go?!” On page 125 it shows Vladek and his wife Anja walking on a pathway that is in the shape of a swastika. This symbolizes how they had no where to go and they were so hopeless at this point. Vladek and his wife had no where to hide and no one to turn to for help. In the picture you can also see the trees along the pathway had no leaves, and further ahead it looks like a concentration camp. The trees with no leaves symbolize the hopelessness and the camp ahead of the path symbolizes that they to will soon be thrown into a camp. That was there future. The swastika pathway they were walking on shows that no matter what the holocaust will always be part of there lives controlling it even after the war. Long after the war when they came to U.S. and had there son Artie it effected him. The relationship Vladek had with Artie was very estranged and awkward, it makes you wonder was he always that way or did the camps make him worse? “In some ways he’s just like the racist caricature of the miserly old Jew ” “I mean I’m just trying to portray my father accurately!” says Artie while he is having a conversation with Mala about Vladek. I think all Vladek has been through made him worse than he already was. http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=4714637876855848&id=a363827d7cdf8c8519bda6386add2129

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