4.5 reading response journal for maus i


For this reading response journal, I would like you to connect what you’re reading about in Maus to The Handmaid’s Tale. Both works detail dystonia societies in which government entities seek to control, silence, and eradicate a group of people. Sadly, Maus recounts the life of Vladek Spiegelman and his experiences in Nazi Germany. For your reading response journal, focus on the ways in which Margaret Atwood wrote her novel, The Handmaid’s Tale to approximate the authoritarian and brutal fascist Nazi government pre 1946.


  • Journals should be thesis driven with supporting examples and evidence
  • Journals should be written in MLA format using Times New Roman 12pt font
  • Since you are providing quotes and close visual analysis, a separate works cited page is expected.