Vladek is introduced to his future wife, AnjaSummary: Vladek meets Anja and falls in love with her at first sight. Even though she wasn't the prettiest girlthis was the beginning of Vladek and Anja's relationship.
Character development (Positive): This is the start of something important in his life. He finally has someone he can look after and love for.
Theme: He was very lucky to be able to meet Anja, his future wife. Life gave him a wonderful mouse that he enjoys being around.
Vladek gets drafted into the armySummary: Vladek has to part ways with Anja after she gets over her depression and becomes a polish soldier
Character development (negative): Vladek has to leave Anja as soon as they got back and worries about her.
Theme: Everything happens for a reason so luckily Vladek became a polish soldier in order to protect the one he truly loves. He pushes through these tough times thinking about Anja
Vladek was almost shot and killed in a forest along with 600 other JewsSummary: The Nazi's unloaded them from a bus and made them march into the forest to get shot down. Because Vladek was a prisoner of war, he was fortunate enough to get taken in by a family
Character Development(Posistive): Vladek managed to live another day by pure luck and he is very thankful for it
Theme: As a prisoner of war, Vladek was able to be taken into another family and stay there safe. This is just another part of life's ups and downs.
Vladek's parents are deported to auschwitzSummary: Vladek became depressed, as his parents played da big role in his life.
Character development(negative): With the loss of his parents, Vladek is forced to be independent and live without the most important people in his people.
Theme: Life, of course, goes on and people can't live forever so you have to move on.
Vladek and Anja get transported to auschwitzSummary: Vladek gets seperated from the love of his life and the one person he pushes through every day for.
Character development(negative) :Vladek is alone and isolated from all the people he cares about and he doesn't know what to do except hope for better.
Theme: Good things don't last forever in life but you shouldn't think about the those memories forever.
Theme StatementLife goes on forever, so you can't waste time living in the past.