Maus, Female perspective
In this paper, the author explores how Vladek’s focus on money, control, and independence creates an imbalance of power in his romantic relationships with Luica, Anja, and Mala. She explores Vladek’s motivations for continuing (or not continuing) these relationships, and how Vladek tries to maintain power and control. She analyzes how Vladek ignores the perspectives and experiences of these women to create his own biased narrative of the relationships.
Issue and Volume
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Picklesimer Kinney, Gretchen K.
"Marriage and Relationships in Art Spiegelman’s Maus: The Erasure of the Female Experience,"
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism: Vol. 15:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/criterion/vol15/iss2/5