Liesel Meminger Quotes

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During the hardest times, you still have to help others. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak proves just that. Through the toughest times when you are suffering, helping others makes you feel a form of self peace and happiness. Liesel Meminger is the main character in this novel and she is a young German girl living through the Holocaust. After her mother learns she cannot look after Liesel and her brother anymore, she decides to take them to a foster family. Her brother, Werner dies on the train ride there. Liesel meets her new foster parents Hans and Rosa Hubermann. Hans and Rosa Hubermann find a purpose during the war by protecting and caring for Liesel. Liesel found joy and comfort in reading to Max while he was in the coma. She had the feeling …show more content…

Liesel gave Ilsa a reason to try and someone to look after. The author quotes, “The words distributed into a room that was full of cold air and books. Books everywhere! Each wall was armed with overcrowded yet immaculate shelving. It was barely possible to see the paintwork. There were all different styles and sizes of lettering on the spines of the black, the red, the gray, the every-colored books. It was one of the most beautiful things Liesel Meminger had ever seen… “Can I?” The two words stood among acres and acres of vacant, wooden-floored land. The books were miles away. The woman nodded. Yes, you can.” Ilsa Hermann had seen Liesel take a book from the book burning in town square and was now interested in the girl. Ilsa took it as her responsibility to make sure that Liesel had access to books. When Liesel went over to do the washing, Isla invited Liesel into the library. Liesel was in awe at what she was looking at and asked if she could take some home. “When Himmel Street was cleared, Liesel Meminger had nowhere to go. She was the girl they referred to as “the one with the accordion,” and she was taken to the police, who were in the throes of deciding what to do with her… It took three hours in the police station for the mayor and a fluffy-haired woman to show their faces. “Everyone says there’s a girl,” the lady said, “who survived on Himmel Street.” Isla Hermann offered to carry the case, but Liesel held it firmly in her hand as they walked down the police station steps… Isla sat with her in the back. The girl let her hold her hand on top of the accordion case, which sat between them.” (545). After the bombings on Himmel Street, Liesel was left with nothing. After the mayor and his wife had found out that Liesel had survived, they decided to take her in and welcome her into their home. Liesel helped Isla mourn the loss of her son in WW1. Ilsa Hermann found peace in Liesel and taking care of her. Ilsa was

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