The Tragedy Of The World War II Essay

1436 Words May 31st, 2016 6 Pages
Leo Tolstoy said in Anna Karenina that, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Why are all happy families alike? They are alike because to be happy, people don’t need much; if they have a loving relationship, health, and passion then it’s enough to be satisfied with one’s life. On the other hand, unhappiness is a much broader concept. Varying from an emotional discomfort to a distressing loss of a loved one, from a job loss to a natural catastrophe, and from a conflict between neighbors to a mass murder of one’s race by another. Repercussion of mass murder embodies a different toll on humanity that lasts decades afterwards. In literature there are excessive amount of books about the great tragedy of the 20th century— The World War II Holocaust. Fetal tragedy puts a distance among relatives; beginning with ignorance then misunderstanding following alienation. During the World War II, a vast number of families were torn apart from each other and could not re-establish the bond that was broken. Those severed bonds turn to finger-pointing and self-hatred of each other for many years. In the book Maus by Art Spiegelman, the author reveals personal struggles tied to the World War II Holocaust. We follow the protagonist, Art Spiegelman, as he interviews Vladek Spiegelman,his father, about his experiences during World War II. Beyond the survival story of Vladek, we dive into the psychological conflict of Art with his mother, father,…

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