People Who Helped in Hidden Ways Topic: Germans that helped Jews during World War II Working thesis statement: Helping Jews was very dangerous in Nazi Germany during World War Two because of Hitler’s bigoted nationalism, yet numerous Germans civilians and soldiers assisted a Jew in some way during the time of war. In The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Liesel’s fictitious family and friends help Jews in the same ways that real life Germans helped Jews to hide and escape during World War II. Rolling Introduction Introduction Paragraph #1 Introduction Paragraph #2 Religious intolerance and persecution of Jewish people was common in Nazi Germany; however, there were some Germans that helped Jews despite the dangers. Some brave German soldiers and
The story of Liesel Meminger narrated by death I did know that death sees humans but not colours and that he have his favourites too. What is it like to know someone and have so much in common with the person and also have a deep relationship with them in just a small amount of time. The book thief is a novel written by Markus Zusak. The novel is about the story of Liesel Meminger and it’s narrated by death.
Liesel’s second relationship forms with Max Vandenburg, a Jewish man that hides in the Hubermanns’ basement, who grows into one of Liesel’s closest friends. Max and Liesel are similar in two ways, they both endure nightmares and take refuge and comfort in Hans. One sunny Monday, Max requests that Liesel describes the weather to him, as he desires a forbidden taste of life outside his confinement, “ ‘The sky is blue today. Max, and there is a big cloud, and it’s stretched out, like a rope… the sun is like a yellow hole’ ” (249).
The animal is not an appropriate name to call the leaders of Nazi's party. Leaders of Nazi's party are creatures who are much more worst than an animal, they should be called brainwashed monsters. Hans Hubermann is a tall, calm, old looking men with silver eyes. In the Makus Zusak novel The book thief, there are many interesting characters, but no one is like Hans Hubermann who possesses the qualities of kind, and loyal. Back in the Nazi's period kindness was not essay thing to be found in people's heart.
By using the color motif, Markus Zusak demonstrates that everyone in The Book Thief needs an escape, whether it’d be color itself or a moment that sheds their life with color and pure ecstasy. Throughout the book, it is seen that Zusak uses a lot of color motifs or color imagery, describing situations vividly or a characters actions to the point that you can see it right in front of you. From what the book has shown, color not only describes the actions of the characters, but it describes their own versions of an escape. Whether it was shown from the vivid description of these character’s actions, the demonstration of them working to escape their pain, or showing the color and beauty of the world around the characters, it is commonly seen that color has left a major impact on how the story occurs and how these characters develop.
Death, the last figure we see before our grasp on reality slips for the last time, a constant reminder of our mortality. Death is also the first figure we are introduced to and the narrator of The Book Thief. By use of his monologue we learn of his fascination with colors as an escape from his never ending duties as a soul collector. This insight into Death's personality assures us that he is not an emotionless character, but that rather then succumbing to the sad and sometime horrific scenes of his victims he must find ways of enduring them. Through Deaths travels we're brought to another of his fascinations, a small girl and the main protagonist of the story, Liesel Meminger.
In a time of war and evil with barely enough to survive, would you be able to help others and bring happiness? Even when you can barely be happy yourself, can you make others happy? In The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Liesel Meminger and others were able to do this. They are some of the few doing the right thing, even with how dangerous it is. The Nazis think they are doing the right thing themselves and think it is best for their people.
In the book Old School by Tobias Wolff, the unnamed narrator struggles through healthy imitation and plagiarism inside of the Hill school. While attending this school, the narrator enters a writing contest. The submission the narrator uses is of another person, but he claims the writing to be so related to him and how the writing is his life in a sense. The narrator ends up plagiarizing the piece and is expelled by the school. The school expelled him with thought of reputation and to set an example for the other students.
What is a friend? A common response to this question seems to be someone who accepts another for who they are. Another less used response to the same question is someone who leave another better than they once were. These two half definitions of friendship come to gather to explain that friend is someone who takes another how they already are and leaves that better than their previous state. True friendship often adds loyalty to ones character resulting in acts of courage.
One of the most important recurring themes throughout The Book Thief was Liesel’s relationships with all of the people in her life. She grows close with several different people, and trusts, loves, and cares for them all differently but equally. Three of those relationships will be explored more deeply; Liesel’s relationship with her foster father, Hans Hubermann, the Jewish man her family takes in, Max Vanderburg, and her best friend, Rudy Steiner. Liesel’s relationship with Hans is one of the most important, if not the most important, relationships in the novel. Hans is the first person Liesel trusts, and the person who stays with her and loves her until the end.
Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” This quote is relatable to Markus Zusak’s novel, The Book Thief, due to the courage portrayed by several characters. The novel follows the life of a young German girl, Liesel Meminger as she becomes the book thief. Throughout Liesel’s life, she faces many battles, yet none are as invasive as those of Hans Hubermann, a stubborn yet fearless man.
The Book Thief Author’s Craft “Even death has a heart” (Zusak, 242). In The Book Thief, during the late 1930’s in Munich, Germany lies a family struggling to get by. In the heart of WWII and the Holocaust, protagonist Liesel Meminger in the mourning of the death of her brother, unknown location of her father, and the disappearance of her mother, is moved to a foster home where all her adventures just begin. Hans and Rosa Hubermann, Liesel’s loving foster parents, help her through the maze of growing up, along with her best friend Rudy Steiner. Together all of them face Germany’s strict laws from the pressure of having to be a part of the Nazi Party, and the attendance of Hitler Youth for children.