By colin anders and ethan Koss " During that time, germans just liked burning things" -Death. This quote is from the book, The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak. It is a good book that stars; book stealing children, fire addicted nazis, jewish fist fighters, and death itself.
The Holocaust was a terrible event in human history consisting of millions of deaths of innocent Jews, and this event was during World War II and information about the Holocaust can be found in the Holocaust Museam. The Holocaust Museam showcases this event from box cars to corpses and teaches many of the sad fate of the Jews. Articles about the Holocaust Museam could be either objective or subjective. Objectivity is something that is measurable, like facts, information and statistics. On an opposite viewpoint of objectivity is subjectivity, this includes point of view, opinions, feelings and emotions.
When asked why, he said, “I thought, here 's a book set during war. Everyone says war and death are best friends. Death is ever present during war, so here was the perfect choice to narrate The Book Thief", but Death in his novel, feels bored with his job. On page four Death talks about colors he sees. Every Time a person dies, when he comes to take them, he sees colors, a color that symbolizes every person.
The theme of brutality it’s introduce to the reader on the early chapters of the book, and it is exposed throughout the rest of the books. Brutality is a very important theme on this book because it shows how bad humans can be to each other. There are several examples of brutality through this book but the first big one happened when moshe the bottle gets back from his exile and he describes to atrocities the gestapo did to the jews, in the words of Moishe the Beadle “Without passion or haste, they shot their prisoners, who were to approach the trench one by one... infants were tossed into the air and use as targets for the machine gun. ”(6).
What is left are the remains of the sites of these murders and the historical record. What is left also is the certainty that these extermination camps were a manifestation of absolute evil.” Schroder also uses pathos and emotional appeal to connect with his audience. He takes responsibility for the German population, but then states the beginning point to when the Jews were first free and he uses statistics to show that the Jewish community is a large part in Germany creating a sense of formality.
The Book Thief and Night had two very different stories and views of the Holocaust and what occurred during it but, the two books themes connect together and in a way, give off the same message. One of the biggest themes in The Book Thief is the power of words. Words play a very big part in character relationships in this book. From
Can something be beautiful and terrible at the same time? That is the question Death strives to answer regarding humanity in Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. World War II was a tragic event caused by the hatred of one man toward a group of people, the Jews, and subsequently, anyone who was against him. The book’s focus is not on the war itself, but on the lives of a handful of people and their actions. In this book, Death recounts the story of Liesel Meminger, a ten-year old German girl, who faces tragedy throughout her time in Molching, Germany.
The wide use of sympathy in Senders book helps create the poignant tone. The main character, Riva Minska, and her brothers, Laibele, Moishele, and Motele are all only in their teen years when the Holocaust happens in Germany. Their mother was deported because the Nazis
The human condition is a very malleable idea that is constantly changing due to the current state of mankind. In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, the concept of the human condition is displayed in the worst sense of the concept, during the Holocaust of WWII. During this time, multiple groups of people, most notably European Jews, were persecuted against and sent to horrible hard labor and killing centers such as Auschwitz. In this memoir, Wiesel uses complex figurative language such as similes and metaphors to display the theme that a person’s state as a human, both at a physical and emotional level, can be altered to extreme lengths, and even taken away from them, under the most extreme conditions.
The Book Thief Author’s Craft “Even death has a heart” (Zusak, 242). In The Book Thief, during the late 1930’s in Munich, Germany lies a family struggling to get by. In the heart of WWII and the Holocaust, protagonist Liesel Meminger in the mourning of the death of her brother, unknown location of her father, and the disappearance of her mother, is moved to a foster home where all her adventures just begin. Hans and Rosa Hubermann, Liesel’s loving foster parents, help her through the maze of growing up, along with her best friend Rudy Steiner. Together all of them face Germany’s strict laws from the pressure of having to be a part of the Nazi Party, and the attendance of Hitler Youth for children.
“Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”(“Words Quotes - BrainyQuote”). In the novel The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, words are expressed to change the minds of Hitler’s followers to believe his every word. Words are also used against German citizens if they do not conform to the societal expectations. On the other hand, Liesel has a lust for words and she wishes to use them to positively impact others.
It can be found as being ironic when an author uses death to narrate a book who tells the story of a character's life. Markus Zusak was able to take a rather less desirable aspect of life and turn it into a character, Death, who tells his story as well as the story of the protagonist, Liesel Meminger. His familiarity with Liesel's life enables Death to tell tales of her as a result of his fascination with her. Through the novel, he expresses the hardships that come with his deadly duties, and lastly, the three tragic times where Death encounters "The Book Thief". As she understands the book, she is able to make connections between the book and reality.