Compare and contrast Wiesel’s memoir Night and Spiegelman’s graphic novel Maus. How are they similar and different? Give examples from the texts.

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These two books, despite the fact that both have the Holocaust as their subject, are very dissimilar. The most obvious thing that would strike the reader is Spiegelman's use of the graphic novel genre, with the anthropomorphic twist that gives a (very) darkly humorous aspect to the most terrible event of modern times. In Night there is, understandably, not even any incidental humor. Wiesel gives a straightforward, photographically realistic depiction of war and genocide. Spiegelman's account, on the other hand, is both surreal and real, if we may use that oxymoron to describe it.

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