Liesel Values In Elie Wiesel's The Book Thief

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At the beginning of the book we are introduced to a young girl, her brother, and her birth mother. The young girl, Liesel Meminger, was on the train to her foster parents when her brother died; that’s the first time she ever met Death. At the funeral of her brother one of the grave diggers dropped the gravedigger book and she took it with her; her first book ever stolen. Liesel Meminger is a young girl who is very sweet. She had a difficult life growing up and it caused her to be sacred of lot’s of things, like losing family and friends and losing her books. Liesel is also very curious about everything and is always exploring a new place with her best friend, Rudy Steiner. Throughout the book Liesel grows very close to those around her and start caring deeply as well as making new friends,…show more content…
The first thing that Liesel values is books, she loves to read and prove everyone wrong that she is smarter than they think. The second is stealing, whether it’s books or food she is always stealing something with Rudy who is her third most valued thing. The fourth and fifth most values things are her foster dad Hans Hubermann and his accordion, she had come to love them both when she would wake up from a nightmare and Hans would be there to play the accordion or help her read. The sixth and seventh things have to be ROsa Hubermann and Max Vandenburg, even though Rosa was really rude to Liesel, she knew that Rosa loved her and Liesel loved Rosa too. Liesel of course is the main character to the book and I think she really caught Death’s attention when she first stole her first book, the gravedigging guide. Throughout the whole book Death is really following Liesel and also reading out of her autobiography. Liesel is one of the most important people in the book because she has written her story out for Death to read and narrate out to
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