Similarities Between The Book Thief And Fahrenheit 451

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Many people face a lot of struggles in their day to day life, such as getting out of bed each morning. Every day, they try to resolve these problems; the smaller the problem, the easier it is to solve it. However, when dealing with a conflict that is embedded in the ways of their society, the task of handling the problem will be a greater challenge. When the problem is only visible to some, those who do not see it will think of them as outcasts. Those who seek change become outcasts and face many struggles, for instance, Hans Hubermann from ‘The Book Thief’ and Guy Montag from ‘Fahrenheit 451’. Both characters face very similar struggles, despite not being in the same world. The similarity between their living situations caused them to face …show more content…

In the opinion of Hans Junior, his father was part of an old, decrepit Germany— one that allowed everyone else to take it for the proverbial ride while its own people suffered. As a teenager, he was aware that his father had been called “Der Fuden Maler”—the Jew painter (Zusak, 70). This quote shows the uneasiness of their relationship since it shows the difference in their political opinions. Hans Junior, sharing the point of view of the majority of Germany, easily sees his father as an outcast. Hence, Hans Junior created a distance between the two of them, making their relationship distant. Moreover, Hans emotionally struggled with their relationship. This was shown by the pain he received when his son stormed out of his house. “You coward.” He upturned them into Papa’s face, and he promptly left the kitchen, and the house. Ignoring futility, Papa walked to the doorway and called out to his son. “Coward? I’m the coward?!” He then rushed to the gate and ran pleadingly after him. (Zusak, 71) It is evident that Hans was hurt after what his son did. If Hans was not hurt by those actions, he would not have “ran pleadingly” after his son. This would not have occurred if they both share the same political views. Thus, Hans struggles to maintain his relationship with his son due to the fact that his son considers him an

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