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MAUS Often times triumphs struggles and obstacles seem to represent significant events in an individuals life but what is overlooked in situations of challenge can teach us lifes most important lessons When we go through situations in life in which we must see things that are disturbing we tend to change our perspective on the world In Art Spiegelmans comix MAUS we see numerous examples of how Vladeks experiences going through the Holocaust psychologically scarred him forever These experiences have made him non-trusting cheap and even selfish at times First there was a scenario in the MAUS in which Vladeks acquaintances pay a guard to let them run away instead of taking the money and letting the flee the guards took the money and shot them when they were trying to escape After being betrayed and seeing friends being lied to Vladek starts to doubt every individual He does not trust anyone even if they only have good intentions Mala Vladeks second wife is always criticized and yelled at by Vladek There were multiple situations in MAUS in which Vladek says I cant trust that woman all she wants is my money The bottom line is that when an individual is lied to about something and if that something results in a negative situation which then brings troubles and problems the individual begins to not trust anyone For example there was a scenario in the comix in which a stranger was caught spying on Vladek and his family The stranger pleaded not guilty and said he came searching for food for his children Later they discovered that the stranger upon whom they bestowed their trust backstabbed them and ratted them out to the Germans Second having to use the few resources Vladek had and suffering from intense starvation Vladek became cheap According to my research when the Jews were in the brutal concentration camps they sometimes had to use their urine to wet their
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