Michael Rivera Ms. Burges English II PreAP 21st May 201527th May 2015 The Book Thief 10th Grade PreAP Summer Reading Assignment Part 1 Death from The Book Thief and the familiar personification of the Grim Reaper have their similarities and differences.
Death is a concept toyed with by many authors and script writers alike. Any character death is used as a plot point in a story to drive home some idea. While there are the occasional sadistic writers who seem to just want to make their audience feel pain, even those deaths have a purpose. Catcher in the Rye by what 's his face and Rebel without a cause, directed by someone, are no exception to the rule, as both feature two hard hitting death scenes.
Death will touch each individual over the course of their lives. Whether it is a family member, friend, or stranger, most will face the idea of death before their time comes. In the case of Sek-Lung, a youthful character who has recently moved with his family, it was his grandmother. As he recalls the event, the audience receives insight into how each human perceives death differently, and the ways in which they live according to this. The nature of life and death is observed in “The Jade Peony” by Wayson Choy, using eloquent expressions of the way in which one can come to understand death, the acceptance of it, and the meaning that can be held once someone has passed away.
The novel "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak is a story about an orphan who lives in Germany during the Holocaust. The book explore multitude of ideas that are enhanced by the authors writing style. Mark Zusak 's was able to effectively use symbolism to enhance the readers understanding of the book. Death is one of the main symbols in the book. Not only is Death the narrator of the book, but the concept is everywhere.
In the excerpt from The Book Thief, author Markus Zusak defines Death as a deity that has thoughts and feelings. Zusak conveys the concept that Death, the narrator throughout the story, has an almost human-like nature. Through various methods, Zusak personifies Death so that it appears to have its own charisma about it, as well as its very own character. During this scene, Death is here to take a dying pilot’s soul and carry him away.
The Book Thief tells a story of a girl named Liesel, who was adopted by Hans and Rosa Hubermann during World War II. Liesel was quiet but then made friends with other kids on her street. Liesel soon began to learn to read and wanted more books to read so she began to steal them. She made a Jewish friend who she loved to be with, but he soon left their house because he thought they would be better off without him. Liesel wasn 't happy in the end because of what happened to her friends and family during the
In society death has become a normal occurrence. Death has been portrayed in various ways throughout literature and life, it is often seen as a looming prowler, the greatest continuance of life or a general mystery. These common beliefs has started conversations about finality, closure, and endings. Even though, death and closure are universal realities of human existence. These endings can take many forms and teach many different lessons to those who remain.
In the late 1800 's into the 1900 's and beyond Native American Indians, fought in pursuit of protecting their land. However, years passed and Native Americans were stripped away from their homes and forced to be in reservation camps where many face problems related to health, poverty and alcoholism. The reservations served as a way to segregate Native Americans and today, there are approximately 560 federally recognized Native American Tribes in the United States. (Rose,”The history of Native American Indians”) The Absolute True Diary of A Part-Time Indian written by Sherman Alexie, tells the story of Arnold, a Native American teenage boy who struggles with life and takes it day by day.
Following the time line of World War II the book is considered a piece of historical fiction. This book is called The Book Thief, which was written by Markus Zusak. This book follows the life story of a young girl named Liesel Meminger. The book mentions many historically accurate events and details. The reader is taken into Germany to witness the struggles and hardships that Liesel’s life will lead.
Situational irony is a noun meaning “an outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected, the difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does” (Dictionary.com). Many events that contain situational irony are present in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This book is a story narrated by Death about a girl named Liesel and her experiences during World War II. She is givin up by her mother to live with Hans and Rosa Hubermann and she eventually has a wonderful life in her new home. She loves to spend time with her best friend Rudy Steiner and she even becomes friends with the Jewish man hiding in her basement, Max.