The Book Thief Setting Analysis

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Based on the circumstances that they are developed in, humans are capable of both good and evil. Markus Zusak's The Book Thief explores the complexities of human nature through his use of setting, symbols and characters. Different characters possess different qualities based on their experiences. Symbols are used to illustrate both the beauty and the ugliness in humanity. Also, in the novel, the setting in which the character is raised has either a negative or positive effect on the characters actions. Therefore, in The Book Thief, Markus Zusak's develops the theme the theme that humans are often capable of both good and/or evil depending on the experiences they face. These experiences will then groom them for the future. Through Liesel Meminger, Zusak explores the effect of setting on one's future self. Firstly, living with the Hubermann’s has a lot of effects on Liesel’s actions. For example, it teaches Liesel to be selfless. “ There was a trace of a grin on her face as she and Rudy Steiner, her best friend, handed out the pieces of bread on the road.” (Zusak 440). Although times are hard for not only the Hubermann’s but Germany as a whole, Liesel demonstrates the same selflessness that Hans does. When he sees an old Jew falling down constantly and close to death. Even though Hans…show more content…
Because different characters possess different qualities based on their experiences. Symbols are used to illustrate both the beauty and the ugliness in humanity. And the setting in which the character is raised has either a negative or positive effect on the characters actions. This topic is relevant because it is important to understand that the slightest things such as the tone you use to raise a child can have an effect on the way they will conduct themselves in the

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