When Peter passes away in a tragic accident in a steel mill, that Rudy gets called into adventure. This event triggers Rudy to leave home and head to the University of Notre Dame in order to achieve his dream, regardless of his situation working against him. During the stage of separation, Rudy sets aside all the disadvantages and insists on being a football player at the University of Notre Dame, a dream finally initiated by his friend’s
Even through these times however, he never lost the selflessness that he possessed. In this portion of the story, it was time for everyone else to be careless and put themselves on the line. He would show his never ending carelessness by accepting it, and living for everyone else. Even when life brought hardships, Rudy Steiner lifted everyone else up, while keeping his head up. "Oh, crucified Christ, Rudy… I carried him softly through the broken street, with one salty eye and a heavy, deathly heart.
The reader is taken into Germany to witness the struggles and hardships that Liesel’s life will lead. The Book Thief, narrated by Death, is the story of Liesel Meminger, a German girl who given up by her mother to live with Hans and Rosa Hubermann in the small town of Molching. On their way to Molching, Liesel's younger brother dies, and she is traumatized, experiencing nightmares about him for months. Hans is a gentle man who brings her comfort by teaching her how to read, starting with a book Liesel took from the cemetery where her brother was buried. Soon after moving Liesel befriends a Rudy Steiner, a
Suman Modha Professor Deanna Larsen American Literature 01 December 17, 2015 The Book Thief: Compare and Contrast Riveting, intriguing, and full of emotion, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, is a very powerful and dark book. The story takes place during World War II which was a difficult time for the Jews. The protagonist, Liesel Meminger, is taken to her foster parents after her brother dies and her mother cannot take care of her anymore. Throughout her life with her foster parents, she gets closely attached to her foster father who teaches her how to read. However, the only way for her to get books is by stealing them.
“The Book Thief” is told by both the personification of death and Liesel. MAIN CHARACTER: The main character of the book thief is the adolescent Lisa Meminger. At age nine Lisa’s parents are taken from her to a concentration camp and her prepubescent brother dies. Lisa is adopted by her new parents, Hanns and Rosa Hubberman. Lisa has many conflicts early in the story, such as learning how to read, fitting in with the communities’ children, dealing with the grief of her lost family members, and hiding Max from the Nazis.
The Book Thief will give you a new view on world war 2 and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read a challenging book. As mentioned before it all started with Liesel Meminger(was 14), her mother, and the corpse of her brother. This day would give Liesel nightmares for years, every night. Liesel's brother died of some form of disease. Her brother was berried on the way to Munich, there she stole her first book from a grave digger(Liesel didn't know how to read due to her families poorness).
In a clip from the movie The Book Thief, a certain scene went on with profound evidence, “A German officer came up to a Jewish family’s home, and he started to bang on the door, the Jewish family opened the door and the German officer said, “I can only take one.” The Jewish boy named Max was sent by his mother and he grabbed the passport and ran” (The Book Thief). In the book Diary of Anne Frank it states, “For the first time there were widespread expressions of guilt and shame for what Germans had done to the Jews only a few years before” (Frank). The website United States Holocaust Memorial Museum it shows, “In late 1940 and early 1941, just months before the Germans initiated the mass murder of Jews in the Soviet Union, some 2,100 Polish Jews found temporary safe haven in Lithuania. Few of these refugees could have reached permanent safety without the tireless efforts of many individuals” (USHMM). This explains that some Germans soldiers put their life on the way to go against Hitler to save people’s lives.
Even though all of this terrible discrimination and cruelty is going on throughout the novel, Liesel performs small, loving, individual acts that gives people comfort, happiness, friendship, and meaning in a time of poverty, pain, and grief. Liesel comforts many people in The Book Thief, but I believe that one excellent example is during the air raid. Liesel
The literary analysis irony is used in The Book Thief many times throughout the book. The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, a young girl who is taken to a new home because her mother can't afford to take care of her. This story is told by Death, who becomes an important part in the book. The Book Thief is set in Nazi, Germany, at the start of World War ll. On the way to her new home, Liesel’s younger brother dies and she steals her first book: The Gravedigger’s Handbook.
Markus Zusak’s coming-of-age, historical fiction novel, The Book Thief, tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster child brought to live with a family in Molching, Germany during World War II. Throughout the novel, Liesel meets many characters who show tremendous courage in the face of the circumstances they are forced to endure like Hans, Rudy, and Max. However, the courage that they exhibit is not always the kind where they run out into battle with guns blazing but something else. Hans Hubermann, Liesel’s foster father, is at first glance, an unceasingly kind, yet ordinary, man. Even Death says so when we first meet him: To most people, Hans Hubermann was barely visible.