Analysis Of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief

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The statement in Markus Zusak’s piece, The Book Thief, states World War II was the result of the Germans’ love of burning things should not be taken literally at face value because the act of burning was seen as purification through the Germans’ eyes. “The Germans loved to burn things. Shops, synagogues, personal items, and of course, books. They enjoyed a good book burning, all right…” (Zusak 84). By burning objects and people the Germans’ didn’t mean any harm or negative destruction of any sort. By burning objects and people the German society felt they were purifying everything that they felt corrupted them. “...the victory over his enemies and over the restraints that has held Germany back since World War I. ‘Any materials,’ it requested,

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