Paradox In The Book Thief

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World War II and The Book Thief ` World War II, marked by mass atrocities and human suffering was shaped by beauty and brutality. A paradox so contradictory, that understandings lies in the views of the people affected by the events. The war-torn events during the time period of 1939 through 1945 illustrates the paradox between good and evil in Germany. World War II exploded as, a war between many of the axis Powers including Germany, Italy, Japan and the allied Powers-Britain, France, USA, China and many more. During this period, Adolf Hitler, a German politician, and leader of the Nazi party, came into power. Hitler portrayed Germany as a desperate nation and he promised to bring Germany back up to its perceived greatness. The poor economy was one of the reasons that the Germany people believed in Hitler.
Hitler’s main promises to the people of Germany was to exterminate people that were not of the Aryan race. Jewish people were rounded up by the masses, trapped, locked away, and extremely mistreated because of
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“The Book Thief” composed by Markus Zusak centers around a young girl named Liesel Meminger and her encounters throughout life during world war II. The novel is symbolically narrated by "Death," who details Liesel’s life's experiences between 1939 and 1943 in the fictional town of Molching, Germany. Death gives insight into the lives and actions of Liesel and describes how her relationship with Hans Hubermann and Max Vandenburg helped Liesel understand humanity, beauty, and destruction which occurred all at one time and affected all of their lives. Max forced into hiding during Hitler's persecution of Jews had to leave his family behind and seek shelter. Liesel related to Max's problem as Liesel’s family was also gone. Liesel discovers comfort in the relationship she and Max build, as she realizes he can't leave the Hubermanns basement. However, she still has that

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