For Tan, writing is a method to figure out her mom’s thought and her attitude of life. This is an outstanding use of pathos because readers can recognize the change of her mom’s position to her. Her mom was a shame for her when she was a kid, but now her mom is the motivation, the center of her writing. Even there are cultural and generational gaps between Tan and her mom, Tan finally overcomes them and notices how value her mom’s thought is, which is impressing.
Liesel faces many challenges and secrets while living on Himmel Street in Nazi Germany. Liesel learns to read and write, which is not usual for her. Literacy, or the ability to read or write, gives Liesel power to heal many people, one of which is Ilsa Hermann, and to influence others who are living in her country. In The Book Thief, Liesel Meminger gains power, through literacy, to heal Ilsa Hermann.
She speaks about how the author could have used a first name, last name, an Mrs. That he had a lot of different choices he could of made but decided to merely “reducing her to her role in the family as does the fact that her daughter in law is never called anything but the children’s mother.” (356). Prose then generates another idea from reading the first sentence which is the fact that “the first sentence is a refusal which in very simplicity, emphasizes the force with which the old woman is digging in her
In the Novel, Lucky Child by Loung Ung 2005, Loung Ung is a girl who is chosen to go to America with her oldest brother and his wife. Chou is Loung’s older sister and stays in Cambodia. Lucky Child is a story about them trying to reunite with each other while coping with their inner demons revolving around the Khmer Rouge genocide and the Cambodian civil war. In this novel, persistence is a major character trait that allows the characters to survive and eventually thrive throughout their lives in their past, present and in the end. Despite enduring hardship during the Khmer Rouge, It is persistence that ultimately ends up playing a vital role that helps the characters survive.
This is most evident in the eyes of Niska. When she is the narrator of the novel, she most often is telling stories to Xavier. On the surface, she uses stories from her past in order to fill the void that the war had created between herself and her nephew, but with deeper analysis, it is obvious that Niska is trying to use her stories to heal Xavier, “ I will
They thought that no one was going to find out what happened, but when they were driving in the car they heard someone on the radio announce it. Since they over herd this, the couple decided to go to his house and tell him. When they told him he surprisingly was not mad and realized that if expressed his anger than it would only push is lovely daughter father and farther away from him. Selena’s relationship with Chris turned out to be a joyful thing in her life, In addition, the president of Selena’s fan club and someone that helped her run her clothing store ended up betraying her. It all started when Yolanda tricked people into giving her money to buy Selena a
Marlene Petersen, a B.C new comer, her daughter was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. She was very stressful and anxiety. Luckily, a new health service launched in October, 2004 had saved her daughter. It was NavaHealth, a profit organization, providing support and patient advocacy. Its president- Elisabeth Riley is a kind woman, she understands and sympathies with people.
Or why he was supposed to say these things. Understanding the confusion about these things and knowing that there is more than one way to get to the goal, loving and understanding literature, is the true reason that Graff has an advantage as a literature teacher. In his youth the fear that Graff felt towards books was based on the predicate that, if you liked books you were “a sissy”
This book should be kept on shelves because of how the book shows different relationships, growing up, and how to cope with life when it goes bad. Relationships in Burned by Ellen Hopkins were vital to Pattyn ( the main character’s) life. Her relationship with her parents were almost non existent. Her father was an abusive alcoholic and she did spent some time shooting
He’d say I had to move on from this for everyone, including my clients and self. He would be proud of how I’ve become a better individual since I gained the endurance to multi-task, focus, and deal with problems that come my way with less fear, especially as a single parent.” In the end the occupation of counseling influenced upon Awilda by her mother many years ago has affected her negatively and positively.
One of the most important recurring themes throughout The Book Thief was Liesel’s relationships with all of the people in her life. She grows close with several different people, and trusts, loves, and cares for them all differently but equally. Three of those relationships will be explored more deeply; Liesel’s relationship with her foster father, Hans Hubermann, the Jewish man her family takes in, Max Vanderburg, and her best friend, Rudy Steiner. Liesel’s relationship with Hans is one of the most important, if not the most important, relationships in the novel. Hans is the first person Liesel trusts, and the person who stays with her and loves her until the end.
Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” This quote is relatable to Markus Zusak’s novel, The Book Thief, due to the courage portrayed by several characters. The novel follows the life of a young German girl, Liesel Meminger as she becomes the book thief. Throughout Liesel’s life, she faces many battles, yet none are as invasive as those of Hans Hubermann, a stubborn yet fearless man.
“Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”(“Words Quotes - BrainyQuote”). In the novel The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, words are expressed to change the minds of Hitler’s followers to believe his every word. Words are also used against German citizens if they do not conform to the societal expectations. On the other hand, Liesel has a lust for words and she wishes to use them to positively impact others.
Liesel’s second relationship forms with Max Vandenburg, a Jewish man that hides in the Hubermanns’ basement, who grows into one of Liesel’s closest friends. Max and Liesel are similar in two ways, they both endure nightmares and take refuge and comfort in Hans. One sunny Monday, Max requests that Liesel describes the weather to him, as he desires a forbidden taste of life outside his confinement, “ ‘The sky is blue today. Max, and there is a big cloud, and it’s stretched out, like a rope… the sun is like a yellow hole’ ” (249).
Death, the last figure we see before our grasp on reality slips for the last time, a constant reminder of our mortality. Death is also the first figure we are introduced to and the narrator of The Book Thief. By use of his monologue we learn of his fascination with colors as an escape from his never ending duties as a soul collector. This insight into Death's personality assures us that he is not an emotionless character, but that rather then succumbing to the sad and sometime horrific scenes of his victims he must find ways of enduring them. Through Deaths travels we're brought to another of his fascinations, a small girl and the main protagonist of the story, Liesel Meminger.