The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak, is an emotional narrative which tells a story about a young girl during the Holocaust. After her brother’s tragic death Liesel Meminger’s mother is forced to send her to a foster home. As Liesel starts her new life in Molching, a town in Nazi Germany, she hopes to improve her reading and writing skills. During her time in Molching, Liesel is exposed to many horrific events which impact her life. While dealing with these struggles Liesel gradually builds a relationship with Hans Hubermann, her foster father, in the hopes that he will teach her how to read.
In addition to being plagued by her mother, Liesel has recurring nightmares about her brother who died before they arrived at the Huberman's. At first she requires the support and comfort from Hans almost nightly, but as she grows older, she becomes more determined to face is on her own after Max shares his own experiences on page 220, “The nightmares arrived like they always did… The only thing that changed was that Liesel told her papa that she should be old enough now to cope on her own with the dreams”. Though her nightmares don’t leaves her, Liesel gather enough willpower to face and take them on herself. What’s more is when Max falls ill, Liesel never gives up on him and is persistent on his recovery, even
The Book Thief is about a young girl named Liesel Meminger who was orphaned at a young age and sent to live in Germany with another family. Throughout the story, she is presented with many challenges to overcome such as not being able to write or read, not having any family anymore, and being in a strange city with no friends. Then Max shows up, a Jew who Liesel’s new father promised to help. They hide Max and in the process, Max and
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His excellent performance in both academics and athletics made them consider him a good example of German ideal. However, his family turns down the offer in an attempt to keep the family together, which backfires when Alex Steiner is sent away to help with the war effort along with Hans Hubermann. “Rosa Hubermann was sitting on the edge of the bed with her husband’s accordion tied to her chest. Her fingers hovered above the keys. She did not move.
The Book Thief tells a story of a girl named Liesel, who was adopted by Hans and Rosa Hubermann during World War II. Liesel was quiet but then made friends with other kids on her street. Liesel soon began to learn to read and wanted more books to read so she began to steal them. She made a Jewish friend who she loved to be with, but he soon left their house because he thought they would be better off without him. Liesel wasn 't happy in the end because of what happened to her friends and family during the
Which character is most affected by war, and how? “No matter how many times she was told she was loved, there was no recognition that the proof was in the abandonment.” (32) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak discusses mainly the power of words, and war in Nazi Germany and how a girl grows up in pain, love, and misery through that period of her life. To begin with, Paula, Liesel’s mother gave her and her brother Werner to foster parents, Liesel’s parents were communists so they took her father away, hence, even though she didn’t know why, her mother had to give them over to Rosa and Hans Hubermann, but just before getting there, death took Werner away. And maybe that’s when pain begins for Liesel, as much as readers know. Liesel has been, since her arrival to the Hubermanns’, haunted by sleepless nights, nightmares, grief, etc.