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Book Thief And Elie For Night: Literary Analysis

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Many books have the same themes and even some books have the same setting, ideas, or characters. In The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Night by Elie Wiesel, both Liesel from The Book Thief and Elie for Night both share a common theme: suffering. Both Liesel and Elie suffer from the loss of their family. It is very hard on them since they have almost no one to depend on; they are by themselves essentially. Suffering is a major problem that both Liesel and Elie have to endure with in order to survive. In Night, Wiesel writes about his times in a concentration camp. Thought he was not there for long, it impacted him greatly. When he arrived at the camp and they were being sorted, an SS shouted "Men to the left! Women to the right!" (Wiesel 29). At this point of the book, he is separated from his mother and sisters. He never again sees his mother and his youngest sister as they die in the concentration camps (he later finds his two…show more content…
At the beginning of the book, Liesel and her brother are on a train to Molching, where their new parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann, will take care of her since her biological parents might have been caught by the Germans because they were communists. Right at the beginning of the book, Liesel’s mother has left her kids with the Hubermanns because she doesn't want anything to happen to them if she gets taken away by the Germans, which she does. This is a family problem because she is only nine years old and she has already lost both her mother and father and she doesn’t know if she will see them again. For their own benefit, Liesel had to go on the train ride with her brother to her new parents; however, it wasn’t as easy as it seemed. Liesel’s little brother “died in the third carriage” (Zusak 19). Not only did she lose her mother, but also her brother and now, similarly to Elie when most of his family died, she had no one on her side. She was all alone; her whole family is now
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