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Why were these animals used to represent the different countries in Maus?

First of all, let me just point out two things which it may be useful to bear in mind when considering how seriously to take this answer: whether I'm overanalysing or underanalysing here. Firstly, ...
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Why were these animals used to represent the different countries in Maus?

I'd like to address the pig metaphor specifically, cause obviously (I'm Polish) it caused a lot of heated discussions in my country. The book is largely about racism/nationalism so to the extent ...
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What nationality do rabbits represent in "Maus"?

I am proceeding from the assumption that you're referring to panel 1 of page 35. Truth be told, the answer is probably that they aren't intended to represent any particular nationality. As per the ...
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Why did Vladek get soup when he presented a clean shirt?

He gets fed if he passes inspection. Failure to pass inspection would be punished by not getting food, or at least not good food. Lice were important because they could bear disease and kill off the ...
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