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Essay | "Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History"

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"Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History"

Summary: In "Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History," Art Spiegelman describes in horrific detail, through pictures, his failed effort to overcome his mother's suicide. This dark, gloomy, depressing cartoon enables Spiegelman to express his feelings of loneliness, doubt, fear, anger, and blame and to indicate the lack of closure. It's a discriptive essay.
Art Spiegleman's comic book within the comic book Maus is titled "Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History." This text within a text describes, in horrific detail through pictures, Artie's failed effort to get through the painful loss of his mother due to suicide. This text also in a way, represents a part of Artie's mind where he expresses his feelings of loneliness, doubt, fear, anger, and blame through the form of a dark, gloomy, depressing cartoon.

In the first frame on page 100 nest to the title "Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History," including this picture of Artie and his mother at Trojan Lake in 1958 (ten years before his mother killed herself). Adding this picture of Artie and his mother brings a more personal touch to reader as they continue reading the comic strip. This strip is not just...

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This section contains 1,767 words
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