The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury are two books in which the duo of Death and War have an omnipresent influence. War being the powerful wife with all the power and Death being the quiet husband who would not dare to defy his wife. The Book Thief and Fahrenheit 451 are two of their many children. And their parent's influence is ever-present throughout them. Hence wherever there is war, there is death, and apparent factor in both Fahrenheit 451 and The Book Thief; however, the reactions from each protagonist toward these topics drastically change the outcomes of both novels.
In Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief, the protagonist Liesel Meminger faces and overcomes various struggles during a time of conflict, revealing the human nature of self-determination and courage. Some of her struggles include the poor socio-economic situation Germany is in, the fear of losing a loved one, being haunted loss and a variety of prejudices formed against her. In all these scenarios, Liesel can be seen persevering with a willpower beyond her age, and demonstrating courage in the face of difficulty. To begin with, Liesel steals a variety of objects ranging from books to food forced by precarious situation she lives in, as she determined to thrive the best she can in her given situation.
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. Hans Hubermann, Liesel’s foster father, is at first glance, an unceasingly kind, yet ordinary, man. Even Death says so when we first meet him:
In the novel, The Book Thief, a fictional story, author Markus Zusak demonstrates the power of words to save or destroy someone or something. The setting is WWII in Molching, Germany. Leisel is a foster child who went through a lot to get to where she is, Himmel Street. She is living with her foster parents, Rosa and Hans Hubermann. She also has a very good friend, Rudy, who is your typical Aryan boy with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Reading Log #8 (pg. 256-291) Strategy: Make a prediction The narrator Death says, “Deep down, you know that this small piece of changing fortune is a signal of things to come. You hide a Jew. You pay.
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.
The Book Thief composed by Markus Zusak is a story of compassion, betrayal, and death. On the surface Liesel may portray as a naive German girl but beyond the surface she is just a ray of sunshine in a world filled with hatred, violence and death. Liesel Meminger is a foster child, age nine in the beginning of the book, who experiences life in Nazi Germany. She is strong-willed, brave, and an opportunist. Throughout her experiences, she slowly begins to develop a love of reading books and since she can’t afford them she has to steal, therefore her nickname forms The Book Thief.
The power of words in “The Book Thief” and the endless strength they carry is a prime topic throughout the book. “The Book Thief”, a novel narrated by Death about Liesel, a young German girl who is given up for adoption to live with the Hubermann’s shortly before World War II. Liesel discovers the power that words, written or spoken, have to transform people, relationships, and lives. In the novel, Mark Zusak uses the relationship between characters to signify the power of words. Within “The Book Thief” the author suggests that words hold much power and have a major role in crafting the relationships between the characters.
The Book Thief it is told in Death’s point of view. He has this extraordinary power to take human souls when they die. This story takes place in Germany in the World War ll era, so when people die, it is often because of war causes. If this story is told in a different point of view the best option would have to be Liesel Meminger. Throughout the entire book Death whispers in Liesel’s ear, heart, and soul.
The Book Thief, directed by Brian Percival, is a film adaptation of a book by Mark Zusak centred around adolescent girl Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nelisse). Set in Germany during the early-mid 1940’s, leading up to the war, Liesel is sent away from her family to live with foster parents since she is at risk of being killed due as her parents are communists. Percival uses skilfully chosen aural and visual elements as well as cinematic techniques such as lighting and camera angles to communicate and explore the central theme to the audience: the power of human spirit, especially when dealing with adversity. Percival designs the aural elements in the scenes that make up the film The Book Thief to communicate and allow the audience to explore the power of the human spirit when dealing with adversity. Percival does this by using the aforementioned techniques to create juxtapositions, contrasting the power of the human spirit against adversity.