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The Book Thief

The Book Thief “Even death has a heart.” (The Book Thief, pg 242) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a book of death, love, and survival. There is the death of a friend, love of a parent, and survival of those who can take it. World War II was a devastating period and many did not have the mental strength to survive it. The Book Thief is about Liesel Meminger and all her accounts with death and how she coped with it, how she survives it all through words. The book is narrated by Death, and throughout...

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The book thief

Haley Dorman English 113 Final Project Mrs. Luby The story of the Book Thief The book that I read was “The Book Thief.” This book was written by Mark Zusak in the year of 2006. Mark lives in Australia where he was raised by a German mother and an Australian Father. He has made a career as being a young adult author. This book has been given many awards and for a very good reason because it is a tale that is very worth remembering. It is about death, loss, and sadness, but that love...

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book thief

 The Book Thief The Book Thief shows beauty can exist in the midst of brutality. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak shows through the midst of brutality, beauty can still be shown. The main characters Liesel Meminger, Rudy Steiner and Hans Huberman, prove this statement they are all faced with perilous situations, but still manage to show beauty throughout the situations. Liesel Meminger display beauty during the air raids, as she manages to read to people in the basement. Rudy Steiner displays...

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The Book Thief

Mickey Sweet Period 1 May 23rd, 2013 The Book Thief By Markus Zusak The Book Thief is a novel written by Australian author Markus Zusak. Narrated by Death, the book is set in Nazi Germany, a place and time when Death explains that he was extremely busy. It follows the life of a young girl, her relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood on Himmel Street, and a Jewish fist-fighter who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. Death describes...

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The Book Thief Max's Books

The Book Thief critical essay Tallus Gibson Liesel acquires many books throughout living in Molching with the Hubberman’s but three that stick out are Mein Kampf, The stand over man and The Word Shaker. These three stuck out because they represent so much to her behind the actual words in the books. They are metaphors for Max and how important kind words are for combatting hateful ones. Just like Hitler said he would rule the world with his words, Liesel defends herself and max with the same...

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The Book Thief

 I found that “The Book Thief” portrayed perfectly one of the greatest casualties of war – the truth. Markus Zusak writes about a young girl – Liesel Meminger – who is initially illiterate, however she realizes the importance and power behind words and stories and she hungers for them. She steals books in an effort to understand and eventually, under the tutelage of Hans Hubermann – her papa – she is able to immerse herself in the new ideas and truths conveyed in these stories. I believe Liesel...

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Novel and Book Thief

Essay on Book Thief Day One: Write notes about TWO possible topics for your essay from those suggested below. Power of Language One option: In The Book Thief, words have the power to both destroy and save lives. Examine how characters in the novel (for example, Liesel, Max, Ilsa Hermann, Hitler, Rosa and/or Hans) use words to destroy and to save. What are some of the effects of their words? Discuss at least two characters’ relationships with the power of language. Another option:...

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Reflective notes on `the book thief

The Book Thief Response “Death and Chocolate” 1. The novel’s point of view switched back and forth between First Person Limited to Third Person Limited. The Prologue of the story is in First Person Limited narrated by Death. He speaks of his so called “job” of collecting souls from corpses, and how he distracts himself by the colors of the skies and how the colors vary throughout the day. After introducing himself he begins the story of “the book thief” a young girl named Liesel and her encounters...

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Book Thief & Macbeth Comparison

Macbeth & The Book Thief: A Comparison between Ambition present in the Novels In comparing Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Zusak’s Book Thief, though the books deal with different time eras, characters and even language styles, there are some striking similarities between the themes in both novels. The themes are evident throughout both novels, these themes give a better understanding of the author’s message he wants to portray to his audience. Both books show ambition effectively in many...

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The Book Thief Essay

Shaheed Awati  Ms.Pindar  ENG2D  April 17, 2015  The Book Thief Essay    The  Book  Thief  written   by   Mark  Zusak,  which  is  narrated  by  Death  who  is  also  a  character  in  the  story.  Death  states,  ​ “It’s  just  a  small  story  really,  about,  among things: A small  girl,  some  words,  an  accordionist,  some  fanatical  Germans,  a  Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot  of  thievery”  (Zusak  5).  ​ Humans  are  capable  of  both  great  compassion  and  great  evil  based ...

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