The Book Thief Liesel Discussion Questions

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1. Liesel believes that Hans Hubermann’s eyes show kindness, and from the beginning she feels closer to him than to Rosa Hubermann. How does Hans gain Liesel’s love and trust? Debate whether Liesel is a substitute for Hans’s children, who have strayed from the family. Why is it so difficult for Rosa to demonstrate the same warmth toward Liesel? Discuss how Liesel’s relationship with Rosa changes by the end of the novel.

In the Book, Liesel was observing her foster father’s eyes. This is what Liesel saw in her father’s eyes “They were made of kindness, and sliver. Like soft sliver, melting. Liesel, upon seeing those eye, understand that Hans Hubermann was worth it”. She knew that Hans Had manners when she first arrives to the Hubermann’s house. In addition, Liesel would wake up from her nightmares and would be screaming. Liesel felt loved when Hans enter her room to soothe her. Another feeling that Hains gain was trust. He would come and sit with her and he would say “ Shh, I’m here, it’s all right”. “ Trust was accumulated quickly, due primarily to the brute strength of the man’s gentleness, his thereness.” On the other hand, Rosas didn’t demonstrate the same warmth torward Liesel. “she did love Liesel Meminger.
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In the beginning, it is even more ironic because she could not even read the books. “She had no idea what any of it was saying. The point is it didn’t really matter what the book was about, it was what it meant that was more important. … The book’s meaning: 1. 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

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