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Rudy becomes Liesel's best friend and falls in love with her, always trying to get a kiss out of her.

The standover man

Death[ edit ] Death , the collector of souls, arrayed in any or all the world's colors when it comes, narrates the story of a young girl coming of age during horrific times—that of Nazi Germany and World War II. As the political situation in Germany deteriorates, her foster parents conceal a Jewish fist-fighter named Max Vandenburg. Just like Hitler said he would rule the world with his words, Liesel defends herself and max with the same words. When Walter brings the sad news of his family's disappearance, Max feels extra guilty about even being alive. Max hated the book so much that he ripped all of the pages out and wrote his own story on the inside called the stand over man while keeping the important book cover. Now he feels selfish for letting the Hubermanns risk their lives by hiding him. His death is what allowed the first book to be stolen, a gravedigger's manual dropped by a young boy learning to work in the cemetery. Like Liesel's father, Liesel's mother dies, but Liesel eventually realizes her mother gave her away to protect her. Literacy skills and vernacular speech also serve as social markers.

He, like Liesel, doesn't have much experience with reading. And they provide a framework for Liesel's coming of age. Later we learn that when he was Liesel and Rudy's age, he was "the Jewish fist fighter" Chapter Wealthy citizens in the story are often portrayed as literate, as owning books and even their own libraries, while the poor are illiterate and do not own books.

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Under tutelage by her foster father Hans, she slowly learns to read and write. We also are exposed to the personality of Death as the narrator.

The book thief plot

Recognizing the power of writing and sharing the written word, Liesel not only begins to steal books that the Nazi party is looking to destroy, but also writes her own story, and shares the power of language with Max. When Walter brings the sad news of his family's disappearance, Max feels extra guilty about even being alive. The story is told from his point of view, over the three times he sees the main character Liesel Meminger. He is caught by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp with Liesel watching. Together, the two help each other with reading and write all the words they learn on a wall in the basement. We also are exposed to the personality of Death as the narrator. He, like Liesel, doesn't have much experience with reading. Liesel is the "book thief" referred to in the title because Liesel is fascinated by the power of words. During his stay at the Hubermanns' house, Max befriends Liesel, because of their shared affinity for words. Liesel overcomes her traumas by learning to love and be loved by her foster family and her friends. Ilsa allows Liesel to visit, read and steal books in her personal library. Liesel stole books from the snowfire and the mayor's wife. They are metaphors for Max and how important kind words are for combatting hateful ones.

When Walter brings the sad news of his family's disappearance, Max feels extra guilty about even being alive. He is known throughout the neighborhood because of the " Jesse Owens incident", in which he colored himself black with charcoal one night and ran one hundred meters at the local sports field.

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But, luckily the pleasure he gets from their company overcomes the guilt. The stand over man is a book that Max wrote for Liesel using the blank pages of Mein Kampf. Max knows that Liesel loves books so he thought that communicating to her though writing a book would be the most effective way for Liesel to understand him. Quite a long time later, bombs fall on Molching, killing many of the people living there. The Hubbermans come up with a brilliant plan to use Mein Kampf as a disguise for max when the Germans check their house. She is fostered by the Hubermanns after her biological father "abandons" their family, her brother dies, and her mother is forced to send her to a foster home due to her belief. Max hated the book so much that he ripped all of the pages out and wrote his own story on the inside called the stand over man while keeping the important book cover. We also are exposed to the personality of Death as the narrator. Markus Zusak, the author of the book thief uses juxtaposition in order to show the integrity of the metaphors in these books. One by one they climbed into the ring and beat him down. They provide identity and personal liberation to those characters who have, or who gain, the power of literacy: "the true power of words". His death is what allowed the first book to be stolen, a gravedigger's manual dropped by a young boy learning to work in the cemetery. Max may not be the smartest individual but with the help of Liesel has learned so much about words and their importance in the world. As the political situation in Germany deteriorates, her foster parents conceal a Jewish fist-fighter named Max Vandenburg. He survives Dachau and the Holocaust.

These two books use juxtaposition to help shield max from the Nazis as well as connect Max and Liesel in a better way. She is fostered by the Hubermanns after her biological father "abandons" their family, her brother dies, and her mother is forced to send her to a foster home due to her belief.

Liesel is the "book thief" referred to in the title because Liesel is fascinated by the power of words. And sometimes Death is "compelled" to take action in sympathy with the human story.

The word shaker

Since he's now trapped in the basement, most of these battles must take place in his vivid imagination: In the basement of 33 Himmel Street, Max Vandenburg could feel the fists of the entire nation. His family almost surely has been taken to their deaths at a concentration camp. Rosa Huberman's abrasive and oft-times scatological speech towards her family and others is emblematic of the despairing lives of the poorer classes. Two years of hiding and starvation requires considerable fight and endurance. Death[ edit ] Death , the collector of souls, arrayed in any or all the world's colors when it comes, narrates the story of a young girl coming of age during horrific times—that of Nazi Germany and World War II. His fighting buddy, Walter Kugler, is a conscripted German soldier, but offers to hide Max anyway. Rudy becomes Liesel's best friend and falls in love with her, always trying to get a kiss out of her. She entered depression after the death of her only son in the Great War. He is caught by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp with Liesel watching. To supplement the household income, she does washing and ironing for five of the wealthier households in Molching. As Liesel's foster father Hans develops a relationship with her, healing and growth are a direct result. They provide identity and personal liberation to those characters who have, or who gain, the power of literacy: "the true power of words".

Throughout the novel, the deaths of prominent characters reaffirm the presence of mortality. One of the most intense of these is guilt.

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