An Analysis Of The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

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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 one of the biggest challenges for us to overcome is our own actions. Throughout the two novels, kindness is reflected by the main characters and their surroundings. In The Book Thief, kindness is being shown by Liesel, her new family, friends, and to the Nazis, by Adolf Hitler. Liesel was able to overcome her new reality as time passed by. Her friends, most importantly Rudy, show charisma to make her feel at home and loved. Not because he falls deeply in love with her ever since he met her, but because being kind is one of the human instincts that makes us grow as a caring society. 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

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