Theme Of The Book Thief

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The Book Thief Essay I think the theme of The Book Thief is that death will surprise you at any moment. People on Himmel street were dreaming in peace on the night that their soul were taken away by a bomb. The life threatening explosive never came to them while they were expecting it. In the story I feel like death was in pleasure as he say “too late now, I whispered, for that little exercise, because you were fooled and fooled again.”(Zusak pg. 529) The time that you spent preparing for death to appear may never be needed because by the time it comes, you were probably not expecting it to visit that day. Death does not seem to sympathize with you as he take you away even if you are healthy, young, or old. Human are not guaranteed to have an everlasting life and death does not come with a clear warning. Liesel Meminger is the main character in the story in which every problem and events surround her. Determination and brave is one of the words that is perceived in the description of Liesel characterization throughout the entire story. She does not know how to read in the beginning of the story but that problem became something that save her life. She was determine to read and by the time she became a reading expert she started stealing books. For the sake of pride she does not want to earn books because of pity and in the story it said “ stealing it, in a sick kind of sense, was like earning it.” (Zusak pg. 287) In every gloomy situation she would take out the book
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