While on her way to her new family, her brother dies. This has a big impact on Liesel and it is also her first encounter with Death. She loved her parents and her brother but they are all gone now. In conclusion, Liesel encounters love in many forms. She has to leave her family for a new one so she can be safe, even though not much was explained to her.
For instance, Max Vandenburg's friendship with Liesel influences her to learn from the mistakes of others and herself, as well as provide the pair with joy amongst the darkness World War II holds. When Max explains how “[he feels] the fists of an entire nation… [they] beat him down[,] they make him bleed[,] they let him suffer… he [notices] a tear torn down [Liesel’s] left cheek” (254, 255). Therefore Liesel strives to grasp the full extent of the suffering ‘her people’ have place upon Max and the Jewish people. The shame and sorrow she feels develops a new perspective on the world around her and makes her determined to be better to the people in her life. Also, Max fills the gap left in Liesel’s heart after her brother’s sudden death.
Liesel’s foster parents, Rose and Hans Hubermann, are complete opposites. Rose has a bit of a bad temper and can be demanding at times, while Hans is very admirable and sympathetic, but both of them still love Liesel. The narrator of the novel, Death, says; ¨She possessed the unique ability to aggravate almost anyone she ever met. But she did love Liesel Meminger. Her way of showing it just happened to be strange.
Liesel bonding with Mas was also a part of the beauty in her life, in spite of the brutality and the despair happening in her life. She read books with Max and spent a lot of time with each other, even writing books together. Their friendship adds to the beauty that Liesel’s life represented, even though Max was a Jew, she still befriended him. Markus Zusak’s poetic writing enhances Liesel’s story by adding imagery and many bold headlines to write important statements. Without these elements, the story would have been overwhelmingly boring and depressing.
In other words, Liesel took Max how he already was and left him better than he was previous to their relationship. Liesel courageously developed loyalty toward Max in a time when she could have seen him as an enemy. For this reason, Liesel best illustrates courage in The Book Thief by befriending
Visual Display Assignment Victoria Liesel lived in Himmel Street with her foster family, at the beginning, I thought she was so poor, her brother was dead and her mother did not have the ability to raise her up, therefore her mother send Liesel to foster family and never contact with Liesel anymore. Along with my reading, fortunately, Liesel’s Papa loved her so much and although her mother Rosa always said some ungentle words to Liesel, but it still because of the love. Liesel also met a boy who loved her named Rudy, I believed it was Rudy to make her life more interesting. They became friends and accompanied each other.
Even death, a metaphysical entity understands the full spectrum of experiences Liesel has gone through. Death unfruitfully “[tries to tell the book thief many things] about beauty and brutality” but “he couldn’t tell her [things she already knew]” (550). Deaths inability to inform Liesel about countless struggle and resilience towards it demonstrates Liesel’s innate understanding of hardship. Death decides not to tell Liesel anything due to the fact that she has culminated an immense understanding of her experiences on both sides of the beauty spectrum, and it is because of this understanding Liesel grows stronger in her resilience towards further hardship. Evidence of Liesel’s struggle starts early on with the death of her brother, as well as her abandonment by her mother.
When she arrived to Himmel Street she could barley read a sentence and now, years later she decided to write her own story. During the bombing of Munich Liesel concluded her novel “I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I made them right” (528). Just like that those couple of words saved her life and all of the struggles became worth it. Overall The Book Thief has a brilliant way of integrating the power of words. The message portrayed allows the audience to see how the positives can outweigh the negatives no matter the situation.
He felt as though the “Almighty, the eternal, and terrible Master of the Universe” decided to not do anything to save them from their nearly certain deaths (Night 33). This attitude only continued to grow as things progressed in the camp. Considering these circumstances most people would lose their faith in God. Elie Wiesel is no exception. He was not free from the urge to question God and His choices.