Markus Zusak’s coming-of-age, historical fiction novel, The Book Thief, tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster child brought to live with a family in Molching, Germany during World War II. Throughout the novel, Liesel meets many characters who show tremendous courage in the face of the circumstances they are forced to endure like Hans, Rudy, and Max. However, the courage that they exhibit is not always the kind where they run out into battle with guns blazing but something else.
Stacey’s friendship with T.J. is strong. Stacey and T.J. sometimes get in fights, but by the end of the day they’re best friends. For example, T.J. was cheating on the history test with his cheat notes. Then, he saw Mrs. Logan coming so he slipped them into Stacey’s pocket. Mrs. Logan saw the cheat notes and whipped Stacey. After school Mrs. Logan asked Stacey if it was his notes or if it was someone else 's. Stacey did not say anything because he didn’t want to get his best friend in trouble. Stacey’s and T.J.’s friendship is so strong and important to Stacey that he wouldn’t even tell on his friend after he was whipped. Then, Stacey chased T.J. to the Wallace store. Behind the Wallace store Stacey and T.J. started getting in a fist fight. The next morning they were best friends again. The two boys were able to work their fight out because of their strong friendship. I think Stacey allows T.J. to get away with so much because he doesn’t want to lose his strong friendship. At the same time I don 't think Stacey allows T.J. to
Do you have a special friend whom you have shared adventures with? The book Freak the Mighty, written by Rodman Philbrick, is a story about two kids who are considered different and don 't have any friends. Although they are complete opposites, they end up being the best of friends. The story is about their journeys and adventures and how their friendship became even more important to them then their own families. Therefore, the theme of Freak the Mighty is friends can be more important than family.
Max and Kevin have a mutualistic friendship because they both get something from each other.(A mutualistic friendship is when two people get something out of it)This book is about a two young kids that got their lives changed for a long time. I’m about to tell how Kevin changed Max's life for a long time.
Be filled with different emotions with this story, freak the mighty. Both the book and the movie are enjoyable, but they share many and differences and similarities and differences. Freak the Mighty and the movie The Mighty make you absorb literature.
Finny wore a pink shirt and used the Devon School tie as his belt to the traditional term tea for the Upper Middle class. Mrs. Patch-Withers noticed and Finny quickly came up with a convincing story to possibly get himself out of trouble. Gene thinks Finny will be busted and reacts by saying, “I could feel myself becoming unexpectedly excited at that” (Knowles 12). This quote shows the beginning of the envy Gene feels toward Finny. Gene is somewhat looking forward to the possibility of Finny getting in trouble for the first time. Gene is secretly jealous of the charm that Finny possesses, and he wants something to go wrong for Finny. Throughout the novel he shows a range of emotions toward Finny and this effects their friendship. He is dynamic,
Every event in our lives happens for a reason, whether it is to learn from our mistakes or to gain experience from them. In Markus Zusak's novel “The Book Thief,” Liesel Meminger uses her experiences with living in the 1940s to learn life lessons and experience first hand the many terrible things Hitler is doing to people around her. She learns how to deal with the many obstacles that are thrown at her. Liesel grows as a character by following her step-father’s footsteps in being a kind and generous person, going through childhood with her best friend Rudy, and being aware of what is going on around her by learning from Max.
Max may be a little dimwitted, but he has a very strong body and will try and stick up for Kevin when he needs help. Kevin is very short and frail, but has a very strong mind. Kevin helps Max get his thoughts together. In the story Max and Kevin go on many adventures together as Freak the Mighty. Freak the Mighty is a 9 foot tall warrior who goes around slaying dragons and fools. One example of when they need each other is when Kevin and Max are running from the Tony D and his gang. One quote that shows an example of this idea is “... they never knew it was Freak who rescued me or his genius brain and my big dumb body” (Philbrick, Page 41). this quote shows that Max may not think much of his part of Freak the Mighty, but his body combined with Freak’s big brain. They are stronger together than apart. They need each other to complete each other. Without one of them Freak the Mighty would not be
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the era of the Great Depression in the 1930’s is revealed through a simple story of ranch workers who hope to improve their lives. Migrant workers, George and Lennie, have a friendship that is based on trust and protection. The other workers lack the companionship and bond that these two men have. In the novel, the absence and presence of friendship is the motivation for the characters’ actions.
What is a friend? A common response to this question seems to be someone who accepts another for who they are. Another less used response to the same question is someone who leave another better than they once were. These two half definitions of friendship come to gather to explain that friend is someone who takes another how they already are and leaves that better than their previous state. True friendship often adds loyalty to ones character resulting in acts of courage. One of the strongest examples of the previous statement in found in the friendship of Liesel Meminger and Max Vandenburg in Markus Zusak’s writing, The Book Thief. Through her friendship with Max, Liesel’s rebellious behavior changes and she becomes more loyal, resulting
Friendship is strong and can last a lifetime. In John Green's “Freak the Geek “a girl has Has problems in Hoover Prep School with older girls.She uses the power of friendship to get through tough times with her best friend. Lauren makes in through challenges and the struggles of Hoover Prep School with the power of friendship.This friendship leads to her being able to cope with the school and helps her build bravery at the same time. Being able to cope with school takes a lot Lauren uses the power of friendship to do this.Lauren and her best friend use each other their friendship helps them get through calls to get to the end of the day without each other they say they wouldn't be able to get through the day all of this goes back to their power of friendship because without each other they wouldn't be able to get things done.”The only redeemable facet of
„I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me; whose eyes would reply to mine. You may deem me romantic, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend” (Shelley 163-164). This is the wish of the scientist Robert Walton whose letters start Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Unlike the first thoughts coming to mind when hearing the title, friendship is one of the main topics in the story and the wish Walton expresses in the beginning stands for the desires of all the main characters. Not only Walton feels to be in need of companionship, the central character Victor Frankenstein does so too and even the Creature he brings into being expresses its strong wish to belong to someone. They all have various reasons for that desire, which will be further explored in the following, but the desire itself seems to be very similar, even if the characters are so different in their background, life and behavior.
Is friendship key to the book called “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. The story “To Kill A Mockingbird” is about friendship, in the story there is a lot of people helping each other out and being there for your friend. The main idea of the story is friendship because there were a lot of dialogue between people that were nice with each other like Atticus and Jem. In the book i found some quotes that help explain friendship one is “Don’t pay attention to her just hold your head high and be a gentleman.” I think that quote really explains friendship to the book and shows people how friendship is and how people care.
The most influential, important, and critical relationship amongst humanity is a trusting and attentive friend. A friend is anyone who is supportive of one 's best and compassionate at one 's worst. A friend is an absolutely essential connection to maintain throughout a lifetime. According to the Huffington Post, lack of friendship has been associated with higher chances of a premature death than obesity. Consequently, friendships are required not only for mental health but for longevity. Thus, friendships must be considered a crucial relationship among people. Moreover, one of the interviewees went as far to say, "They become outcasts and incredibly depressed to the point of suicide making it necessary to make close friends." This means