Humans lie and steal without hesitation to survive. That is how man is. However, human nature does not allow for cruelty to exist without the other end of the spectrum - kindness. In his novel, The Book Thief, Markus Zusak reveals the extreme malice possible in humans, along with the tenderness that stems from it. In times of hate and paranoia in Nazi Germany, ones who live morally are rare.
This illustrates he is a good husband because he cries that he misses his home-including his wife. Odysseus also proves that he is a good man when he is still on Calypso’s island but takes his wife's side. Odysseus says, “and the goddess took me in in all her kindness, / welcomed me warmly, cherished me, even vowed / to make me immortal, ageless, all my days- / but she never won the heart inside me, never” (7. 194-197). Calypso offered Odysseus so much that within a second he could have turned to her and stuck with her.
This shows how his family’s love him for who he is not how he looks. They can go deeper, and find his beautiful personality and not be shallow enough to over-rule him just because he appearance does not perform to modern day definitions. Their love for August (or Auggie as he is often referred to) is so strong and so pure it is unlimited and free. Therefore, giving him the support he needs when he needs, as shown in this quote: “Mom says by then, they had told her all about me. She had been preparing
Whereas other authors would prefer writing from the victim’s perspective during the war, Markus Zusak gives insight on the Germans that had no choice but to grudgingly obey throughout Hitler’s rule. Though Markus Zusak has written many other good books, The Book Thief is his bestselling book for its outstandingly distinct writing, perspective, and story of love. The story starts off with an abrupt death of a young boy, which sends Liesel away to the Hubermann’s home in a state of grief. Despite her low spirits, she quickly makes friends with Rudy Steiner and learns to love her adoptive parents, Hans and Rosa. Hans develops a close and loving relationship with Liesel, who sees him as her support and guidance throughout her adolescent years.
Goodman is the best representative of people who have lost their beliefs in the true, the good and the beautiful things on earth; they would rather submit themselves to the evil sides. Many of us are simply a copy of Goodman Brown, swaying back and forth between truth and wrong. Sometimes we can make a righteous decision but other times we are like Goodman Brown destroyed by our own human nature. At the assembly, Devil, who disguised as an old man, says to Goodman Brown, “Evil is the nature of mankind. Evil must be your only happiness.” That is to say evil dwells in everyone’s mind.
With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all. A person is truly evil when they have a lack of morals, or morals unbelievably skewed from the rest of society. Hosseini presents
“Life goes on even in the toughest situations.” This is a very developed theme in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Pieces of evidence to prove this theme are displayed throughout the book. This theme is very simple but is very prominent in this book. This theme is basically saying: even though bad things happen life doesn’t simply just stop. Liesel has a hard life, and moving in with new parents, the death of her brother, and unforgettable punishments doesn’t help her have a better life at all.
In Jonathan wild, Fielding had a double object to carry on his lifelong war against humbug, and to show how poorly vice rewarded its votaries. Both these aims underlie Tom Jones but both are subdued to a wider aim to show life as it is. The provision which we have here made is human nature. The implication is that, if we can see the whole of human nature we shall find that some of it is in itself ugly, and some in itself beautiful. That which is ugly, makes people unhappy; that which is beautiful makes them happy.
Horror revolves around placing the audience member in a situation of discomfort, whether they feel scared, anxious, or disgusted. The audience is often the deciding factor to the success of the work, even more so than other genres. Horror only becomes effective when it generates a response of fear or discomfort when examining the work, if the audience isn’t scared by the material, it loses its purpose. The purpose of the horror genre is to show us some of the darkest parts of humanity, the world, and life. We are meant to see these situations and are meant to be scared form it, though when we are done observing the work, we are supposed to feel comforted that we are not in that specific disturbing situation you observed.
So Ah'm thankful fuh anything we come through together” (158). Their relationship was the first time in Janie’s life, where she felt important and enjoyed her life. In the novel, She says “...we ain't got nothin' tuh do but do our work and come home and love" (127). The simple word “our” was the difference between love and false emotions. Tea Cake represents his love through many things, but by saying “our” he takes it another level by showing his devotion for Janie.