Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island (2013) by high-powered attorney Regina Calcaterra is a memoir of her extremely abusive childhood and the path she and her sisters took toward success. The book became a bestseller around the globe. Its themes include resilience, abuse, and the drive to help others. The memoir is conveyed in the present tense. The memoir opens to Regina as a successful lawyer and government administrator orchestrating a response effort to Hurricane Sandy.
The literary analysis irony is used in The Book Thief many times throughout the book. The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, a young girl who is taken to a new home because her mother can't afford to take care of her. This story is told by Death, who becomes an important part in the book. The Book Thief is set in Nazi, Germany, at the start of World War ll. On the way to her new home, Liesel’s younger brother dies and she steals her first book: The Gravedigger’s Handbook.
In the stage of freedom in The Allegory of the Cave Socrates Describes that a prisoner in the cave would then drag out of the cave by force. Tying this to the case of Montage, he is being dragged out of his “cave” by Mrs.Blake after she kills herself by burning herself and her books when Montag and the other firemen show up to her house. Consequently, Mildred is not worried about the women or the books she is only worried about material items and herself, not opening herself to question the lives of others around herself. Once Montage beings reading the books he has kept hidden in the vent he becomes confused on what the meaning of them are, so he contacts an English professor named Faber to answer questions about the books. Faber says to
Death himself complains about having so much work while the humans kill themselves. But mostly the unfairness is based around the people surrounding Liesel’s life. For example, mother and father were taken away because they were communist. Rudy, and all her friends died in an air raid while she herself survived. She was not given an opportunity to educate herself and had to work for it herself, unlike other kids who had parents.
Montag begins to collect more books hoping to find out more information on the past and why the world is the way it is. One night, when he was under a lot of stress, he told his wife that he had books. His wife was too terrified to live with it, so she turned him in. Captain betty ordered montag to burn his house down but montag not only set fire to his house on fire but he set fire to betty. Montag runs away but the mechanical hound shoots montag in the leg.
The last time she saw her brother. 2. The last time she saw her mother.” The books also are not very valuable, but she steals them anyway. It is also ironic that she takes a book from the book burning where others were burning a pile of books to show respect for Hitler and his ideas. She took great risks to steal the books putting herself and the people she cared about in danger if she were
Max even writes and illustrates a small book entitled, “The Standover Man,” as a belated birthday gift to Liesel. Again, Liesel visits the mayor’s house to read in the library, but as she is about to leave, Frau Hermann hands her a letter for Rosa that informs her that they cannot afford her services anymore. Frau Hermann tries to hand Liesel a book from the library but Liesel is so furious that she throws the book at her and shouts horrible things about her and the fact that she cannot get over her dead
Throughout The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, the Nazis strip Liesel’s power from her, and she picks up the pieces to empower herself and get back on her feet. Death, a gregarious figure who watches over the girl’s life, narrates the story. He has the arduous task of collecting souls, but he watches colors and special humans to distract him from the labor. Liesel starts out as a frail, helpless child who doesn’t know her place in the world. All of her loved ones abandon her, and she has no power at all.
Both reject her overtures of friendship so Harriet devotes all of her time to writing in her notebook. Harriet skips school and spends days in bed at home, growing depressed, and because she is not paying attention to her schoolwork her grades suffer. This leads her parents to confiscate her notebook but this only serves to make Harriet even more depressed. Harriet 's mother takes her to see a psychiatrist who advises them to contact Ole Golly and ask her to write Harriet a letter. Ole Golly gives her advice that helps her get her friendship back.