Allegory Of The Relationship Between Max And Liesel

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My final project is based on the theme of the power of words and how they can provide tranquility to others. For this assignment, I've decided to write an allegory centered around the relationship between Max and Liesel. Throughout the book, Max has played a huge role in providing a sense of comfort for Liesel. The most common way was by writing books to keep Liesel company. Some examples from the book are the standover man and the word shaker. The name the Snorer is used to portray Liesel as a character who is naive and seeks the desire for comfort, while the Struggler represents Max when he first arrived at the Hubermann's home. During this time, he was struggling with the Nazi invasions and sought to find shelter in their house. You could …show more content…

The pictures start as though the Snorer's world is full of shadows and nightmares which will later be painted as a colorful land of trees to contrast with the black and white pictures. The dark nightmares throughout the story were something Liesel was struggling with at the start. Through the power of words, she was able to overcome her memories and therefore overpower her nightmares. Furthermore, after reading the book given by the Struggler, the Snorer feels more alive and comfortable. This is conveyed by the colors starting to form in the middle till the bottom of the page. This concept is established through the help of Max. I choose to use Max as one of the protagonists because they both have similar emotions and nightmares. ”Liesel, in the act of watching, was already noticing the similarities between the stranger and herself. They both arrived in a state of agitation on Himmel Street. They both nightmared” (Zuzak 206) I find that their relationship was one of the few which stood out the most for me. Unlike the relationships that Leisel has with all the other characters, Max was one she had a strong connection with because they share common events in their lives, therefore, helps Liesel and Max have a closer …show more content…

“The best word shakers were the ones who understood the true power of words” (Zuzak 446) Throughout the story, Liesel was being bullied for her inability to properly communicate with others. To prove that she was capable, devoted, and motivated to learn how to read, she took her time and surpassed some of those who insulted

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