Sarah makes a living restoring antique quilts and renting out some of the rooms in her house. One of the biggest mysteries in her family is the disappearance of her grandmother Molly in 1920 leaving behind a six-year-old boy and a husband. The young woman had disappeared without a trace and Hart’s grandmother had been under a cloud of suspicion ever since, with many townspeople believing he had something to do with it. In what could be termed a lucky break, Sarah’s granddaughters stumble upon a secret passageway in the old family home. The passageway leads to a room that has a quilt that belonged to her father – the then six-year-old boy.
Rebecca’s father Jacob Schwart worked as a Gravedigger in upstate New York, knowing very english rebecca and her two brother attended school. Since rebecca was the only girl things were a little rougher for her, dad became more paranoid and mom would become isolated to others including her family. Jacob schwart later killed his wife and almost killed Rebecca, as time passed by rebecca later started her
Lydia’s family left Baldwin in 1943 after the untimely death of her mother, Raven. Raven may have died by suicide or it may have been something more sinister. After Raven’s death, Lydia received letters from her grandmother, Charlotte, telling her about a family secret and a forbidden love affair from 1912 set against the building of the “last of the handmade dams,” the Ashokan Reservoir in upstate NY. Built to supply a growing NYC with drinking water. Now in 1968, the girls discover the tin box and read the letters.
Y’see, he buy a pig of my wife four or five year ago… and claims that from that day to this he cannot keep a pig alive for more than four weeks because my Martha bewitch them with her books. (72) Corey emphasizes that Ezekiel Cheever and the court did wrong by arresting Martha Corey. Corey speaks out that he never saw his wife practicing witchcraft, but only reading books. Corey points out that his wife is not a witch and that Walcott has falsely accused Martha Corey of witchcraft. Because Cheever arrested Martha Corey for reading books, it is clear that her right of reading books is in threat and that she has faced injustice.
In the book thief, Liesel meminger is riding on a train to her adoption parents with her mother and brother, when her brother dies of unknown causes. While at a small makeshift funeral, Liesel takes the gravediggers handbook, and keeps it. She is adopted by Hans and rosa hubermann, Hans is a nice man but his wife rosa is angry personality, but is good hearted and nice on the inside. In a while she meets her neighbor and soon to be best friend, and lover. Liesel also developed a relationship with the mayors wife, which had its ups and downs, and is also were most of Liesels reading and book thievery was based.
An important role model in Liesel’s life is Ilsa Hermann. After seeing Liesel steal a book at the book burning, she gives her the ‘window of opportunity’ (Zusak, pg. 155) inviting her into her library and sharing her own love of books with Liesel. The reader eventually learns that Ilsa is still mourning the loss of her own son many years before. Ilsa takes Liesel into her care after the tragedy of the bombing raids that results in the death of Hans and Rosa leaving Liesel traumatised and
“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak takes place in Germany during the rise of the Nazis. Abandoned by her father and her mother dead Liesel is adopted by the Hubermanns. Her papa helps her learn to read because she was struggling in school. Leisel ends up stealing books earning her the nickname the book thief. One major theme is “Words are important and that you should be careful how you use them.” In the beginning of the story Liesel mentions that she was at a boarding house when she first heard the word communist.
In The Book Thief, Liesel comes into ownership of many books that become symbols in her life. From persecution, to friendship, to coming to terms with anger Liesel’s books taught lessons. The Gravedigger’s Handbook symbolises a lot of things for Liesel. One of the things it symbolizes is the last time she saw her mother and brother. The day she stole the book was the day of her brother’s funeral and the day her mother gave her up to her foster parents.
Juxtaposition The movie I watched was Edward Scissorhands, Directed by Tim Burton, Produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton, Screenplay by Caroline Thompson Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. The movie starts with an old woman telling her granddaughter a story about a boy named Edward who has scissors for hands.His childhood was sad because he was made by a creator that died when he was very young therefore he grew up alone When he gets older, an older woman finds him and welcomes him to her home where her family of four happily reside. Later on he starts developing feeling for her daughter who is approximately his age even though she was afraid of him in the beginning. All the neighbors later on in the movie discover that edward’s hands
At the beginning of the story there was an un ordinary mom named Starr knight, she was one to wear glossy make up and brand name clothes. Until her husband found her wearing baggy clothes and murdered in a tangle of kudzu. That 's how the beginning of the book started with mistrys. Everyone shocked with this murder was wondering how they were going to tell starr knights kinds that their mother has passed away. So when it came to the time they had to tell the kids about their mother, they decided to lie about it instead of telling them their mother was murdered.