None of the citizens watching the parade did anything to help the poor man, except for Hans Hubermann, whose act of kindness was simply offering him a slice of bread, even though he knew he would be harshly punished. (394, Zusak) This proves that Hans would make a
Hans empathathetic nature and his bravery was emphasized when he, “presented a piece of bread” to a Jewish man walking past (Zusak 394). The compassion shown creates a sense of being, “like magic” although it was considered insane during World War II in Nazi Germany (394). This “small, futile miracle” occurred because Hans fearlessly chose to not be a bystander (394). He showed through this feat
When Jews were marching to Dachau "the Jew stood before him, expecting another handful of derision, but he watched with everyone else as Hans Hubermann held his hand out and present a piece of bread, like magic (pg.394). Hans did not think about the
That takes courage and bravery to know she would willingly suffer just to be addiction free. All the time Jem was reading to her, she probably never heard a single word because she was focused on the clock and craving for morphine. So this is why I think her courageous and brave because she did not take the easy way out, she took the hard way and suffered, but she died a happy person because she achieved her goal to get rid of her addiction before she died. Jem and Scout did not know anything that she was going through they just thought she was some foul and mean person that disrespected their dad. But only understood when Atticus explained what she went through and the pain and
The Nazi soldiers weren’t to happy about her behaviour and Liesel and Max both end up getting whipped. To her it didn’t matter because she finally got to meet Max again. Soon Liesel starts writing her own book about about the story of her life and she decides to name it The Book Thief. One day as Liesel was down in her basement writing suddenly the entire Himmel Street got bombed. Everybody in Liesel's life dies while they were sleeping.
But Hans saw the old man and he couldn’t resist seeing him like that. He immediately took bread from his paint cart and gave it to the old dying man. He fell on his knees and thanked Hans. Unfortunately, a soldier saw that incident. He took his belt and whipped the old man six times and afterwards Hans was whipped as well (chap 54).
At one point in the novel, Jem says to his sister, “Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… it’s because he wants to stay inside” (Lee 304). This line occurs before Boo Radley saves Scout and Jem, so after this event, Jem appreciates Boo, and realizes that he has more courage than originally thought. Boo is a character who shows no signs of fear, even though it may not seem like it at first, and his generosity and fearlessness make him a memorable, courageous
When Liesel’s town is bombed and her family, friends, and neighbors all die, the narrator observes the fact that the girl “survived because she was sitting in a basement reading through the story of her own life” (Zusak 498). The alarms did not go off in time, and Liesel was saved because she was not asleep; instead, she was in her house’s basement reading through a book that she had written about her life. Also, it can be noted from the text that “by reading and rereading her beloved books, Liesel learns the soothing ability of words” (Haegele). While in her foster parents’ care, she discovers a passion and desire for reading and becomes a book thief, hence the title of the novel. The books that she is exposed to bring her comfort and a feeling of security during a time of fear and turbulence.
The day the Jews were getting deported, everyone was getting sent to the trains but Wladyslaw was pulled and thrown off to the side and was asked to run. Him and his father were worried because they didn’t know what to do. As the train deported,Wladyslaw was left behind. Without his family, Wladyslaw was left feeling scared. Both in the book Night, and the film The Pianist, it had an important message on fear.
APARNA SUNNY Comparing and Contrasting Liesel’s and Elie’s Experience The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Night by Elie Wiesel, are about two souls who endured a great amount of anguish and misfortune. A Jew and a German, two individuals whose stories should have been remarkably different, turn out to be unexpectedly alike. Liesel’s and Elie’s experiences both comprise of destruction, self doubt, and the obligation to stay alive. Despite the similar experiences they confronted, they survived in their own means.
One of the most important recurring themes throughout The Book Thief was Liesel’s relationships with all of the people in her life. She grows close with several different people, and trusts, loves, and cares for them all differently but equally. Three of those relationships will be explored more deeply; Liesel’s relationship with her foster father, Hans Hubermann, the Jewish man her family takes in, Max Vanderburg, and her best friend, Rudy Steiner. Liesel’s relationship with Hans is one of the most important, if not the most important, relationships in the novel. Hans is the first person Liesel trusts, and the person who stays with her and loves her until the end.
The power of words in “The Book Thief” and the endless strength they carry is a prime topic throughout the book. “The Book Thief”, a novel narrated by Death about Liesel, a young German girl who is given up for adoption to live with the Hubermann’s shortly before World War II. Liesel discovers the power that words, written or spoken, have to transform people, relationships, and lives. In the novel, Mark Zusak uses the relationship between characters to signify the power of words. Within “The Book Thief” the author suggests that words hold much power and have a major role in crafting the relationships between the characters.