Doing The Right Thing In Markus Zusak's The Book Thief

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In a time of war and evil with barely enough to survive, would you be able to help others and bring happiness? Even when you can barely be happy yourself, can you make others happy? In The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Liesel Meminger and others were able to do this. They are some of the few doing the right thing, even with how dangerous it is. The Nazis think they are doing the right thing themselves and think it is best for their people. All people want to benefit themselves and others around them because that’s how they are naturally built. Humans are naturally inherited good because they are willing to risk themselves for others, do random acts of kindness, and are willing to take care of each other. One reason why humans are inherited…show more content…
An example of humans taking care of each other is when Death says about Hans Hubermann, “A Jew had once saved his life and he couldn’t forget that. He couldn’t join such a party that antagonized people in such a way” (Zusak 180). This explains how Hans Hubermann cares about the Jews and feels like he owes them back. He takes action by hiding Max Vandenburg in return. He knows that a Jew had once saved his life so he feels he needs to pay him back. This shows that he cares because Hans does everything he can for Max and gets him healthy which later helps him survive. Another example is when Death says, “Ilsa Hermann offered to carry the case, but Liesel held it firmly as they walked down the police station steps. [...] The mayor drove. Ilsa sat with her in the back” (Zusak 545). This is when the Hermanns take Liesel back to their home to live with them. They offer to take care of Liesel because they know how desperate she is. They saw her suffering so they voluntarily offer to take care of her. This shows the Hermanns care for her, even though they barely know her. During the whole book, humans care for one another if it affects them or not, and that shows the good in
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