She hated Hitler and his power. She hated him because he took her mother and her friend Max away. The Book Thief how a dominant culture can use censorship to control how others are seen. By censoring books Hitler stopped questions from arising about his beliefs, and controlled how the Jewish were perceived. The censored book The Shoulder Shrug changed how Liesel saw the world around her, broadening and changing her point of view.
Liesel Meminger, a 10 year old, is afraid of losing her prized possessions such as her family, books, and friends. However, she wasn’t able to do so because of Hitler’s desires. The author did a terrific job helping readers visualize how Hitler, through his far-reaching vision of Germany, which was making it “better”, was able to cause immense destruction for both Germans and Jews through his influences and power. The false propaganda is the main source that enables Hitler to spread his influences regarding how shameful the Jewish people are. Throughout The Book Thief, Hitler’s capabilities are demonstrated through his willingness, dedication, and words.
Lost Faith in Humanity The authors of Night, Elie Weisel, and Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki, both lost a lot of their faith in humanity, but because of certain experiences, it seems that Elie lost the most hope in the human race. Elie lost his mother, father, and sisters to the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz. Whereas, Jeanne did not have to go through the death of any of her family due to the internment camp, so she was not as traumatized by her unfair treatment. Because of Elie’s loss of family members, he had lost more faith in humanity. Elie also saw more horrific things done to others by Nazis that he had questioned the kindness in all people.
“Your words mean nothing when your actions are the complete opposite” (Anonymous). In Nazi Germany, not even the small town of Munich could escape the words of Hitler. Throughout The Book Thief, words play a pivotal part in shaping the lives of all the characters. However, The Book Thief is also full of instances of people overcoming the words that they know to be wrong. Actions speak louder than words, and how Hans sheltered Max, Liesel interfered with Jewish parades, and Rudy gave a teddy bear to a dying soldier are all examples of people overcoming propaganda.
Literacy Analysis It is wrong to judge someone by what they do or by their beliefs. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Miss Gates shows her opinion about Hitler and his beliefs when she is talking to the class. Miss Gates said, “There are no better people in the world than the Jews, and why Hitler doesn’t think so is a mystery to me” (Lee 245). Miss Gates judges Hitler by what he does to the Jews even though it is part of what he believes. In seeing her opinion about Hitler, we see how often we judge people by what they do just because we wouldn’t do it ourselves.
The imminent threat of death is present but the idea of a fruitless future becomes an unbearable possibility. Moral courage allows for the display of strength through selfless actions against injustice. During the Holocaust many injustices were made against the Jewish community. Personal diaries account for the hardships of those persecuted in Hitler's final solution. As bad as Hitler’s attempts to restore Germany's power were, they managed to bring out the best of some people.
Why did Hitler hate the Jews so much? Nobody knows the exact reason why he was so cruel to them. Some people say things like “he was furious with his Jewish grandfather”, and many other things. Those things aren’t necessarily the reason but they may be a build up of hatred before he got very violent. Hitler hated the Jews so much, for many different reasons, that he'd torture them and most of the time he'd execute them.
2. In the beginning of the story, Zusak describes Liesel as shy, traumatized, grieving, and illiterate. As Liesel learns how to read, she becomes more curious and interested in books which is why she steals books, thus making her brave, strong-willed, adventurous,
Although it is unknown whether Beatty would actually kill Montag or Faber, Montag did end up killing him, and because it was out of defense of himself, his property, and someone else’s life and property, Montag is justified in his actions. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 (F451), the government has banned books, but the government is not to blame as it started with the people. The average person did not have the slightest consideration of books, and the people that did were considered snobby and harmful to society because they became much more intelligent than the average person. During the book, our main character Montag is a firefighter, but instead of putting out fires, they create them. They
Montag has been stealing books, and Faber has been teaching him about them. He learns that books reveal the bad parts of life, which is why many people hate them and decide not to read. However, Faber teaches Montag that books have quality in them and that people need to sit down once in a while and think. To make people learn more about this, they decide to come up with a plan. It involves putting books into firemen’s homes so that they would get burnt along with all the firehouses.
All prisoners from the concentration camps suffered in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Failure to comply meant one’s own death, and death of any individual would not stop the Nazi officers from finding others to do the job. To say any victim was worse off than others would be to belittle their suffering; suffering itself is not a competition. Tadeusz Borowski’s story is said to be “one of the cruelest of testimonies to what man did to man, and a pitiless verdict that anything can be done to a human being” (Borowski 12). Borowski’s disturbing account depicts the atrocities of victims-turned-executioner.