The basement in the Hubermann’s home symbolizes a safe haven from the outside world. It was able to keep both Max and Liesel alive during times of destruction mentally and physically. The book thief was published in 2005. Markus Zusak wrote the book because he was inspired by his parents’ stories of their life during the time. His mother was German and his father was Austrian.
In his dream he is in a boxing match with Hitler. After getting knocked down Max gets back up and ends up winning the fight. Hitler shouts to the crowd convincing the crowd to come up and fight Max with him saying how together they could defeat him. (pg 254) -“In the basement of 33 Himmel Street, Max Vandenburg could feel the fists of the entire nation. One by he they climbed into the ring and beat him down.
Peter’s brown hair and brown eyes sets him apart from the typical German look. Peter’s main passion is music, especially swing. This love for music may have come about due to being raised by a single mother. When Peter was very young, his father was taken away by the Nazis, and ever since his father was taken away, Peter has been facing an inner conflict. Arvid is one of Peter’s main friends, therefore Peter’s attitude towards Arvid is understanding, loyal, and protective.
Elie Wiesel has written his story from personal experience. The book Night gives you an inside image of the horrors and hopelessness in Adolf Hitler’s concentration camps of World War II. Wiesel tells how his childhood turns around within a few years of being a man in the concentration camps. From my perspective this book is not only a warning sign for our future generations, it’s a well descriptive novel and a good story to read, it gives a great Intel and goes into great depth about that time in history. Also one of the only books that has showed me one’s voice has a very huge impact than a listing of statistics.
If you look hard enough in any book,movie, or play you will always find some form of transcendentalism every single time and that will never change. Throughout the entire movie one of the main characters Neil Perry is seen trying to embrace his decisions against his father 's which makes them fight very often making Neil want to become a nonconformist to not only his father but against society. Neil’s father always
Individuals often get inspired to become heroes based on the examples set by others before them. That concept is clear in The Book Thief when Hans Hubermann demonstrated his heroism by harbouring Max Vandenburg, a Jewish man, during the Holocaust. The father of Max, Erick Vandenburg unintentionally saved Hans’ live during their younger years spent together in the German army. Hans is moved by Erik’s heroism and becomes Max’s hero. Similar to the heroism demonstrated by Hans in The Book Thief is the account of two siblings from Menands, New York who gave up on birthday presents for a great deed.
Elie and his father face many challenges from the Nazis and are aware of the need to remain quiet and inconsequential. One of these occasions is in chapter 4. Elie’s father is being beaten by their Kapo Idek, who has a temper, and Elie watches his father be beaten and decides to remain silent (Wiesel 54). By keeping quiet he is able to avoid bringing Idek’s wrath and violence upon himself. Earlier in the memoir Elie is put in another situation where he keeps silent while his father is mistreated to avoid violence “I stood petrified.
In Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, Hans Hubermann deals with his past while exemplifying the themes of memory and punishment. First of all, Hans’ life had been saved in World War I by a Jew, and, because of this, decides to hide the man’s son in his basement years later when Jews were being persecuted. Hans’ decision exemplifies the theme of memory because, since the man had risked his life for him, he felt the least he could do was protect his son from danger. By remembering his past, Hans saves a life from peril and oppression, all while putting his own life in jeopardy. Second of all, Hans again remembers the Jew who saved his life when he gives a feeble Jewish man a piece of bread while surrounded by German soldiers.
In Maus, Art Spiegelman records his personal accounts of trying to delve into his father’s traumatic past. His father, Vladek, is a Jew from Poland who survived persecution during World War II. Art wants to create a graphic novel about what his father went through during the Holocaust, so he reconnects with Vladek in order to do so. Due to the horrifying things that the Jews went through he has trouble opening up completely about all the things that happened to him. But after Art gets together with his father many times, he is finally able to understand the past legacy of the Spiegelman family.
Joseph Strorm (David’s dad) and the inspector question David about Sophie but he reveals nothing. His father tells him to go to his room and David narrates, “I set my jaw and turned to go. My father followed, picking up a whip…” (Pg. 51) David knows Sophie is his friend. Even though he knows he will get a beating if he does not tell on Sophie, he believes it is wrong to give her up and resists against his father.