The Book Thief Comparison Essay

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Suman Modha
Professor Deanna Larsen
American Literature 01
December 17, 2015
The Book Thief: Compare and Contrast Riveting, intriguing, and full of emotion, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, is a very powerful and dark book. The story takes place during World War II which was a difficult time for the Jews. The protagonist, Liesel Meminger, is taken to her foster parents after her brother dies and her mother cannot take care of her anymore. Throughout her life with her foster parents, she gets closely attached to her foster father who teaches her how to read. However, the only way for her to get books is by stealing them. Liesel’s family starts to hide a Jewish man in their basement that goes by the name Max. After the book was published,
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Ed. Sara Constantakis. Vol. 44. Detroit: Gale, 2014. Literature Resource Center. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.
This article is on the summary or overview on the novel, “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak. The overview contains summaries on the introduction and the parts that are in the book. It also contains information on the plot, background information on the author, and descriptions on the characters in the book.
This article contains useful background information to provide a basis for my paper. It provides useful descriptions and short summaries that describe the overall book and shortened version. This article will be useful to lay out the groundwork and the foundation to build upon my analysis.
Koprince, Susan. "Words from the basement: Markus Zusak's The Book Thief." Notes on Contemporary Literature 41.1 (2011). Literature Resource Center. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.
This article is a deep analysis on how the basement plays a prominent role in the novel. The text talks about how the aspects and the symbolism behind the basement. It also talks about how the basement compares to other things like basements in other books and how the author of this story compares to other authors like Edgar Allen

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