Character Development In Lord Of The Flies And The Book Thief

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In the novels, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, and The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, the main characters go through a series of problems that they need to overcome. In both novels the authors use character development to show that sometimes evil overpowers the good and vice versa.
In the novel, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, the author develops the theme with character development. The main character, Liesel Meminger, moves in with her new foster parents in Molching Germany. Liesel’s foster parents, Rose and Hans Hubermann, are complete opposites. Rose has a bit of a bad temper and can be demanding at times, while Hans is very admirable and sympathetic, but both of them still love Liesel. The narrator of the novel, Death, says; ¨She possessed the unique ability to aggravate almost anyone she ever met. But she did love Liesel Meminger. Her way of showing it just happened to be strange. It involved bashing her with wooden spoons and words at various intervals¨ (Zusak 35). Death is showing how Rose can be evil and cruel at times, but because of Liesel, and her kindness, she gets a little better …show more content…

A child on the island, named Percival Wemys Madison, starts to cry because he misses home. Piggy tries to comfort Percival, this shows how Piggy is a very caring person. Then the other children start crying because they all miss the comfort home. “For now the littluns were no longer silent. They were reminded of their personal sorrows; and perhaps felt themselves to share in a sorrow that was universal. They began to cry in sympathy, two of them almost as loud as Percival.” (Golding 87) This shows how Percival’s feeling’s about being away from home got the other children to cry along with him, even when Piggy tried to comfort him. The author starts to develop Percival’s character here, and he is portrayed as annoying and a

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