Even though Markus Zusak and Anthony Doerr’s inspirations differ, their background and personal experiences influence their motivations for writing. Markus Zusak got to put himself in the shoes of his parents while listening to their childhood stories that influenced him to write some of the parts that took place in his novel. Zusak’s story was very much inspired by the stories he grew up hearing from his parents. The Book Thief was written at an angle that people rarely see, that of ordinary German people living under the Nazi regime (Interview with Markus Zusak, Author of The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger). Having a mother that was German and a father that was Austrian, those stories played a big role in his writing.
She had no intention of reading the book, since she saw it as a symbol. It represented the last time she saw her mother (because she was sent away to a foster family) and her brother. When her foster father, Hans Huberman, discovered the book she had brought with her, he decided to help her become literate. Together they spent hours learning the how to read as a way to comfort her when she had one of her frequent nightmares. That helped Liesel forget her fears when she had a nightmare, formed a lasting bond between the new family, and also helped her realize her thirst for words.
The novel The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a story of a young girl named Liesel Meminger, who is a foster child living in Nazi Germany amidst the impending war. On Liesel’s journey to her new family’s home, several significant changes take place - her brother dies and her mother leaves as soon as the foster family and Liesel are introduced. Liesel discovers something she cannot resist – the feeling of stealing books. Although, "They had no qualms about stealing,” so she was soon stealing books from book burnings, the mayors’ library or wherever they are to be found (Zusak 29). Hans Hubermann, her foster father, teaches Liesel to read to the best of his ability.
English Asessment 3 Final The Book Thief is a historical fiction novel written by Markus Zusak. The book chronicles the upbringing of Liesel Meminger, a German girl, living with foster parents during World War II. After her brother died and her mother disappeared, Liesel was sent to a place called Molching, a small town near Munich. There she lived on Himmel Street and was looked after by the Hubermanns. Liesel’s early life contained both good and bad times.
In the book thief, Liesel meminger is riding on a train to her adoption parents with her mother and brother, when her brother dies of unknown causes. While at a small makeshift funeral, Liesel takes the gravediggers handbook, and keeps it. She is adopted by Hans and rosa hubermann, Hans is a nice man but his wife rosa is angry personality, but is good hearted and nice on the inside. In a while she meets her neighbor and soon to be best friend, and lover. Liesel also developed a relationship with the mayors wife, which had its ups and downs, and is also were most of Liesels reading and book thievery was based.
“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”(Anne Frank). Anne Frank was a young girl who was stuck in hiding with her family and four other people in a small annex of a business. Her rights began to deplete as Hitler gained control. She wrote in a diary that told the dates and events of what has happened. As you will read the historical events influenced the moods of the characters in the play “ The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.
In the novel, The Book Thief, a fictional story, author Markus Zusak demonstrates the power of words to save or destroy someone or something. The setting is WWII in Molching, Germany. Leisel is a foster child who went through a lot to get to where she is, Himmel Street. She is living with her foster parents, Rosa and Hans Hubermann. She also has a very good friend, Rudy, who is your typical Aryan boy with blonde hair and blue eyes.
The Book Thief Chapters: (Start of) The Sound of Sirens-(End of) Handover Man Job: Passage Master Passage 1: page 34 paragraph 1- paragraph 5 In this passage, Hans Hubermann holds out a piece of bread for a Jewish man to eat who was on the verge of being taken away by Death. The Jewish man was forced to walk in the parade with all the other Jews because their 3 trucks had “apparently broke down” which Death denies was the truth. After the Jewish man hesitated before taking the slice of bread, he knelt down to Hans thanking him. This passage shows how kind Hans can be despite the fact that this was not the cleverest move for him and his family. Hans Hubermann did this without thinking of all the consequences, but in that moment, his instinct
The Book Thief is a remarkable book written by Markus Zusak. The book is about a little girl named Liesel based in the 1930s in Nazi, Germany. The narrative point of view in this book is death which is what makes it so extraordinary. The novel establishes the power of words to destroy people; despite that, the bonds they create overcome the negative effects. In the beginning Liesel does not realize how harmful words can be; however, as she matures she learns more about words and how powerful they truly are.
“Look proud, he advised himself. You cannot look afraid,”(Zusak Ch 25). Max fought for the safety of his life for two years by hiding out. No matter how hopeless your situation might look, keep fighting because you never know what will happen unless you try. Having Max living in Liesel's basement teaches her first-hand how serious things are, and the dangers of what Hitler can do.