Discovery In The Book Thief

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Discoveries often offer up new understandings of ourselves and the world we live in.
To what extent is this reflected in your core text and at least one other text of your own choosing?

Through discoveries, we can learn new things about ourselves and the world around us. This is effectually conveyed in the poetry of Robert Frost. Stopping by the woods on a Snowy Evening, explores the importance of human relationships, man’s interaction with nature and the use of solitude to reflect on life. The persona’s discovery is fresh and intensely meaningful in ways that are emotional, and spiritual as he discovers new ideas about himself and the world around him. The novel, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, portrays a young girl, Liesel, discovering the power of words during World War 2. Throughout this novel, Liesel discovers that words can be intensely meaningful through both emotional and intellectual ways and that discoveries can shift our perspectives on the world. Mending Wall, explores a man’s discovery that his neighbour is unwilling to change because he is steadfast in his traditions and beliefs. The persona …show more content…

Liesel discovery of the power of words leads to emotional and intellectual impacts and further discoveries. Throughout the novel, Liesel learns to read and realises the potential harm of words. She is infuriated by Hitler’s power with words and the pain that can come out of it. She discovers that word can be used in harmful circumstances, when Hitler dehumanises and denigrates the Communists and Jews. In Stopping by woods on a Snowy Evening, the persona’s discovery has emotional and spiritual impacts. He discovers that he prefers solitude and quiet reflection then being with a large amount of people. This notion is different between both texts because although they both are meaningful and fresh, they encompass differing

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