Essay On The Book Thief

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Jaiden Sanders
Gill G4
MYP English 1
30 November 2016
Rough Draft “Liesel lived to be an old woman. Death says that he would like to tell the book thief about brutality and beauty, but those are things that she had lived.” In The Book Thief, Markus Zusak uses lots of graphic and beautiful imagery to explain wait Liesel and family had to go through in order to survive. Liesel experienced in her lifetime more brutality and beauty than anyone else would experience in two lifetimes. “If we gamble on a Jew,”... “I would prefer to gamble on a live one.”(215). Zusak showed the beauty Liesel showed for her passion of books. The way she risked her life to get those books just so she could be happy. But the brutality she shared with Max and his suffering of being a Jew showed her that the struggle was not easy and that they had to trust each other in order to survive. But most of all Liesel showed the beauty of never letting go, she showed the heart and courage it takes to do that.
Liesel and her family brought everyone to life. “He does something to me, that boy. It’s only his detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry” (Zusak 531). While hiding Max, Liesel and her family showed love for Max even though he was a Jew they didn’t care they wanted to treat him like a normal person. Living in a cold, stone, uninsulated basement was the worst of his problems. Hitler and the Nazi’s were his new enemy but all he could do was wait for everything to end. Max passed his time by making
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