The Handmaid's Tale And The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

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The Innocent and The Evil Categories are everywhere, within schools and novels. Society tends to have the imagery of innocent and harmful people, those who suffer and who benefit. “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood and “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak both show prime examples of innocent and harmful people. In these novels, two adjectives are shown throughout in different ways by three key points: overpowerment of a government, loss of individualism, and young love. The power of running a country can be either put into a good persons hands or in a bad persons hands. One good example of power being put into the wrong hands comes from The Book Thief. This novel takes place during the Nazi uprum, when hitler overpowered Germany and attempted to put the Jewish race to an end and rule the world leading to overpowerment of a government, the Nazis. “The world talked it over. Newspaper headlines reveled in it. The Führer 's voice roared from German radios. “We will not give up. We will not rest. We will be victorious. Our time has come,” (Zusak 12.6-8). The relevance of this quote to overpowerment is that Hitler proved he will not give up on ruling everyone and eliminating the Jews, being confident that he will be successful. “Did they deserve any better, these people? How many had actively persecuted others, high on the scent of Hitler 's gaze, repeating his sentences, his paragraphs, his opus? Was Rosa Hubermann responsible? The hider of a Jew? Or Hans? Did they all

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