A Child Called It Analysis

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I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong,” said Leo Rosten, a humorist in writing. Throughout the stories of two fascinating books, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer the main theme being portrayed is the kindness and cruelty of humans. We are all known to fear those who seem stronger than us just because we assume they have the power to harm, or even destroy us. In some cases, humankind is used to getting rid of the vulnerable ones and those are the ones that fear evil. On the other hand, there are others that are evil and their greatest fear is to be overthrown by the weak. Humanity is capable of overcoming almost every obstacle we face, yet…show more content…
Thus, one could be surprised when Death or the author said, “{Rudy} must have loved {Liesel} so incredibly hard. So hard that he would never ask for her lips again and would go to his grave without them” (Zusak, 303). Her family, in the most part was kind enough to take care of her, but not only that, instead, they also are able to look after “the jew”, Liesel’s new friend, Max. There is also some contradiction in this book. By this, I mean Hitler. For some people, in other words the Nazis, thought that this leader was just being kind and fair to humanity, but to others, not to say the majority, were concerned that his way of being was just a sign of evil. Moving forward, A Child Called “It” talks about the life of a child, which at a point compares to The Book Thief when narrating the stories of these two. In A Child Called “It”, there is barely a sign of kindness, but when it is present, it all ends up transmitting into a bad consequence. “It” was a kid that was taken the opportunity to even grow as one. He was a child who was given too much chores, abused at home, needed to live a life of lies and self insecurity, among other
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