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I need to describe the father-son relationship between Vladek and Artie in Maus. What are some of the positive and negative aspects?

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In Maus , Speigelman describes his relationship with his father Vladek as one wrought with conflict and misunderstanding.  Speigelman characterizes himself as Artie in the graphic novel; Artie always feels that he is under the shadow of his brother Richeu who died before Anja and Vladek came to America.  Artie feels guilty that he is the living child and assumes that his father...

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