Circumstances can make or break you, yet Markus Zusak uses Liesel to show it can make you into the person you can be. Like for example, when one gets tossed with people she has no idea she can turn into the person one is truly made up of or she can let her break her to make her complain and not take the advantages she is given. In The Book Thief, Markus uses Liesel to illustrate how tough circumstances can build you. For Liesel, defining tough circumstances were when she had to live with foster parents, when she had to learn to read, when she had to read in front of her class and be made fun of, and the dealing with her mother and brother dying. These are a few of the many tough situations that built her throughout The Book Thief.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, was a novel about a young girl named Liesel; who felt abandoned by her mother and by the death her brother. Throughout the book, the author creates the tone by causing the reader to feel sorrow for Liesel, because she is being constantly abandoned by characters through the novel. Thievery is one of the main points in the story. The meaning of thievery in The Book Thief can be taken literal or as a symbol. Having felt abandoned all her life, Liesel could state that her childhood was stolen from everyone around her.
Empathy and cruelty are both aspects of the human soul and are accordingly evident in society and have been through the years. Written by Markus Zusak, The Book Thief is a story told in an omniscient view by the narrator, Death, who observes the life of a young foster girl named Liesel Meminger during the time period of Nazi Germany. Throughout Liesel’s life, Death explores the positive influence that relationships encountered in the book have on the human nature of the characters. The narrator then goes on by looking at the influence that the power of words have on people’s human nature. Finally, Death explores the impact that a specific book written by Adolf Hitler called Mein Kampf as on the human nature of the characters.
A Jew was henceforth forbidden to own gold, jewelry, or any valuables”. (page 10-11) When the Hungarian police barged into Sighet, they took all the Jews’ possessions, their heirlooms, their history as a way of dehumanizing the Jews. This is the first step in dehumanizing the Jews. The act of separating one group of people from another and taking all their valuables to lessen their worth. (Wiesel 8).
The Production of the Author in The Book Thief. In the Historical Novel, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, told through the perspective of Death himself. Having Death as the narrator is unique and interesting, he is our guide through the book. Which can calm the reader with his tone and reality of war and death.
In the Book Thief, Markus Zusak characterizes the human race as having two sides of good and evil, or beautiful and brutal. Most characters in the book act in a way that shows that one of their sides is more dominant. “The whip continued from the soldiers hand. It landed on Max’s face. It clipped his chin and carved his throat.”
Establishing a charitable mood, Capote describes Buddy and his friend as they endeavor to make gifts for their friends; each other. His friend said, “But I feel so bad, Buddy. I wanted so bad to give you a bike. I tried to sell my cameo papa gave me. Buddy.”
Apathy is present when the main character, Tim O’Brien tells the fate of his friends throughout the narrative. O’Brien writes, “Ted Lavender, who was scared, carried tranquilizers until he was shot in the head outside the village of Than Khe in mid-April.” (O’Brien 991). Tim O’Brien describes the loss of his colleague as though he is reading a laundry list, completely apathetic to the circumstances. Fear tortures many of Tim O’Brien’s fellow soldiers in The Things They Carried.
We, as humanity, wouldn’t be where we are today if there weren’t people who were willing to be the ones to stand up for what they believed in. These people have shaped the world to be how it is, and their influence has caused large amounts of change. Standing up for what one believes in is essential because it usually it affects everybody in a positive way. This is evident through Rudy, a character in the film The Book Thief, through one of my personal experiences, and through the actions of Mahatma Gandhi.
“It’s just a small story really, about, among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery…” (Zusak, pg. 5) The novel, The Book Thief written by Markus Zusak in 2005 explores the theme of family relationships. It is through nine-year-old Liesel Meminger, the protagonist, that the idea of a broken family during the era of Nazi Germany is explored. The Book Thief depicts the struggle of young German girl, Liesel Meminger, living in Germany during the time of Hitler’s reign.
A paradox is when two opposite things occur at the same time. In both WW II and “The Book Thief” there are many examples where a similar paradox has occurs. Both the book and the event show Ugly and Beauty of humanity. In WW II, ugly and beauty was shown throughout the battles and rescue for the Jews. In the book, ugly and beauty is shown through the characters and their actions.
I have recently begun reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, the book's genre is historical fiction. The book takes place in World War 2. In this paper I analyze a decision the main character made, and analyze the mood in the novel. The main character in my novel is named Liesel, she is 11 years old and lives in Germany.
One of the central theme of the novel is love and friendship. It was Patty’s first experience of feeling loved. The reason for her falling for Anton was simply that he treated her nicely. They were both attracted to each other and formed a bond quickly. Patty also learned the truth of the adage that love is selfless; even though coming outside would put Anton at risk of being discovered, he came to attempt to rescue Patty from her father 's terrible beating, which was an act that made Ruth realize how genuine his feelings for Patty were and seemed to surprise Anton himself as he had not realized he could love another person enough to endanger himself for them
Throughout history the human race has faced numerous struggles in conquest towards the refinement of civilization. Some struggles however, being so severe that nations had to join together to fight off forces that would otherwise enslave or exterminate a race of people. This is commonly seen during war while tyrants force their overruling reign upon individuals seeking for an entity to put their faith into. One of most know to date cases of this is when the Nazi Party set afoot a quest to conquer the Jewish people; igniting a spark in history that would set aflame a raging fire of war for five deprivating years. Although inevitable, war is not a presence to recon with, it’s not wanted nor is it desired.