They quickly formed a friendship and love, although they may have denied it, that lasted many years until Rudy’s final days. Rudy was one of the only important people in Liesel 's life, and most certainly one of the people that loved her most. “He must have loved her so incredibly hard. So hard that he would never ask for her lips again and would go to his grave without them” (Page 303). Rudy took his love for Liesel to his grave, never able to hear her confess what he knew, that she loved him just as much as he loved her.
a. "She had watched a bomber pilot die in a metal case. She had seen a Jewish man who had twice given her the most beautiful pages of her life marched to a concentration camp"(521). - Liesel has been through so many struggles. Her brother died in front of her, her mother sent her away, and she witnessed almost everyone she loved depart from the world. She had more than enough reasons to quit, but she decided to stay strong through it all.
The Book Thief- Markus Zusak Assignment: 2 Dialectical Journals, one for each of the following sections: Pages 1-266 (through chapter “The Gamblers”), Pages 267-the end! Dialectical Journal for The Book Thief From the Book Write down the 2 or 3 most important things that happen in this part of your book. An important part of the book was in the first chapter where liesel's brother dies. It start the book of by giving the point of view that the story is writing in and it also introduces one of the main characters.
The novel The Book Thief by Markus Zusak has othering present by demonstrating how one of the main characters, Max, is Jewish during Nazi Germany and has dealt with othering and prejudice throughout the story. The author states "'Will you climb in here so that we can defeat this enemy(jews) together (Germany)? (254)''' The example demonstrates how Germany used "othering" against the Jewish community, and how it affected them. Furthermore, they had the mindset of "it's either them, or us," and Germany decided it would not be them to go down.
- Liesel, having already lost three people, faces yet another loss, but this is no regular loss. Liesel loves Hans to death, and learning that he must aid efforts in World War II takes a huge toll on her emotions. The things she use to find pleasure in doing no longer feel the same. 2. “I should have stayed, I should have stayed….”
Liesel has realized she must respect the man who was the reason for her and her entire families suffering. She has realized she officially has lost her home, that she is completely isolated from the community. “It was quite a sight seeing an eleven year old girl try not to cry on church steps, saluting fuhrer”(Zusak 115). After losing all of these emotionally wrecking things Liesel learns and understands she needs to keep going forward. She refuses to give up she although times are rough manages to think, it could be worse.
People Who Helped in Hidden Ways Topic: Germans that helped Jews during World War II Working thesis statement: Helping Jews was very dangerous in Nazi Germany during World War Two because of Hitler’s bigoted nationalism, yet numerous Germans civilians and soldiers assisted a Jew in some way during the time of war. In The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Liesel’s fictitious family and friends help Jews in the same ways that real life Germans helped Jews to hide and escape during World War II. Rolling Introduction Introduction Paragraph #1 Introduction Paragraph #2 Religious intolerance and persecution of Jewish people was common in Nazi Germany; however, there were some Germans that helped Jews despite the dangers. Some brave German soldiers and
Liesel had no intention of going inside her new foster home on Himmel Street, until Hans spoke with her. Liesel immediately gravitated to the calm air surrounding Hans. Even though she had lost her brother and her mother, Liesel felt comfortable around Hans after a few short minutes. Yet again, this illustrates how Hans exhibited a positive, comforting quality despite living under the horrors of Nazi
Liesel and her father’s relationship grows each and every day they are together. She feels comforted by his presence. “Liesel observed the strangeness of her foster father’s eyes. They were made of kindness, and silver… Upon seeing those eyes, understood that Hans Hubermann was worth a lot,” (Zusak Ch 6).
Markus Zusak has assembled ‘The Book Thief’ using a variety of narrative conventions. These include a unique narrative viewpoint, plot structure and use of imagery, all of which provide meaning to the reader. (33 words) A narrative’s point of view refers to who is telling the story. In this case Zusak’s narrator identifies himself as Death.
The characters in a story. They are hard to bring to life, yet a story would be incomplete without them. I love to write, and I often don’t have troubles creating my characters. But what makes every character stand out is that special thing about each and every one of them. That’s one thing that I loved about “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak.
The Book Thief revolves around Hans and Rosa Hubermann, Rudy Steiner, Max Vandenburg, and the infamous ten-year-old book thief, Liesel Meminger. The setting is Himmel Street, Germany during World War II and the narrator is Death, who busily runs to and fro taking souls and stumbles upon the Book Thief’s very own handwritten book. Though Death might not be the narrator someone would think fit to be point of view for the book, he manages to catch and describe the beauty and destruction of war whilst telling the stories of the people living on Himmel Street. Along with Markus Zusak’s captivating writing, he will tell an unforgettable story set during the Holocaust from the views of a Jew on the run and four Germans while a war wages on. 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.