Book Thief Reflection

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The Book Thief, the title of both an award-winning novel and a thieving girl, was based on the Holocaust, and its creation was influenced by the reign of Hitler. In the era of the Nazi regime, Liesel Meminger, an innocent German girl distanced from her biological family, is plunged into a world under Adolf Hitler’s rule, witnessing demeaning Jewish hate, the mandatory conscription of those too young to be drafted, and, most importantly, discovering her secret passion for book thievery. Liesel’s starving and desperate desire for novels, and her love for the words hidden between their taunting pages throughout ‘The Book Thief’ is a recurring aspect of the novel. The essay’s topic outlines how reading books teach us about the real world and how people cope in certain situations.…show more content…
Ups and downs can either make or break us and Liesel shows excellent resilience, despite her community being overcome by bombs in the end of the novel. Her love for words has saved her numerous times, especially of that in the bombing of the town of Molching, and influenced her to be brave in times of distress. Novels, either fantasy, fact or fiction, can encourage us to become stronger in areas where we lack strength and sometimes influence our motives. In the novel, it tells us that not only were words Liesel’s finest friend, but were Hitler’s greatest weapon to succeed in his overtaking of Germany. It is stated in the book that if Adolf Hitler could not move a nation with weapons and slogans, he would persuade them with his vocabulary and speeches. This establishes that not only can we thrive in this world with our intelligence and actions, but we can change it with our words. Hitler, though he did horrifying things in his time, proved that just about anyone could transform the world around them and the ‘Book Thief’, both the girl and the novel, justify that

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