Responsibility In The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

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People are not responsible for their actions due to their lack of knowledge. In literary works such as, Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief one can see many examples of this. “He smeared the charcoal on, nice and thick, till he was covered in black.... Right now, he was looking at it, waiting for an explanation. Well?.... I was being Jesse Owens.... “You know Papa, the Black Magic one.” “I’ll give you black magic.” He caught his son’s ear between his thumb and forefinger. The aforementioned quote shows that Rudy did not know that being black was not tolerable or common in Germany, and he did not know he could have been punished. If Rudy had known he would not have been punished. Due to lack of knowledge people are not responsible for their actions…show more content…
When I was little I did not know that stealing was unethical. I stole a small bag of chips, later that day my mom found them in her bag. She told me that stealing was wrong and to not do it again. My anecdote displays why people are not responsible for their actions because after that I never stole anything. I never stole anything else because I knew stealing was not good. After many personal experience I conclude that people are not responsible for their actions because of their lack of
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