The Book Thief Book Vs Movie

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“One was a book thief. The other stole the sky.” In the book, The Book Thief, Markus Zusak uses this quote to compare two of the main characters, Max and Liesel. Brian Percival directed this movie.. This book is a Bildungsroman, set in Germany at the time of World War II. The movie itself was okay, but Percival decisions to lessen the character of the storyteller, Death, to leave out parts of Max’s character as a fighter and the beginning of his friendship with the man who spared his life, and to changes the circumstances in which the mayor and his wife quit using Rosa to wash their clothing, ultimately destroy the movie. Death, the narrator, describes the souls he collects and the reader hears him throughout the book, always there, but…show more content…
Percivel changed the story of Liesel and the mayor’s wife complete. You don’t get to see a mother’s broken heart after her son died and how much joy Liesel brought to Ilsa. In the book you get to see the bond that grows between Ilsa and Liesel, but in the movie the mayor stops this bond before it starts. This changes the story a lot. You don’t know that Ilsa is keeping the window unlocked, or that she is allowing Liesel to take the books. This make Liesel really seem like a thief, but in reality, she just a girl with a passion about books. Also you don’t get to know that the Mayor and his wife takes her in after the…show more content…
I highly recommend reading the book before watching the
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