Book Thief Totalitarianism

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In spite of changes and destructions on one’s emotional and physical state, there is always beauty in the wake of brutality. This is a key representation throughout “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak and “V for Vendetta” directed by James McTeigue, in which both successfully emphasises the the concepts of rebellion towards a totalitarianism government and the power of words. ‘The Book Thief’ parallels with the contextual influences of the Nazi Party ruled by Adolf Hitler in the 1930s. Whereas ‘V for Vendetta’ draws a direct correlation from the horrendous acts in Iraq governed by Geroge Bush subsequent to the infamous attack of 9/11.

During distratrous time, individuals who are amidst difficult situation, should realise that there is always
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It showcases the rebellious acts of citizens striving for freedom against the repressive government. in order to gain the sense of freedom from the trapped environment by the Parliament. This is evident within the final scene, after V liberates his people, the audience are showcased with wide shots of people descending on Parliament all dressed as “V”. This suggests that V has successfully able to persuade others that they are being manipulated by the oppressive government and that the act of rebellion would be able to damage the government’s power. Furthermore through the rebellious act of V and Evey’s movement of destroying the Parliament, suggest the strong unity between people who were trapped and manipulated by the government. Through the extreme long shot of the destruction of the Parliament, displays that there is no longer a chain tied to everyone's hand and they were freed in such a way that they were able to have a voice, move freely and not be scared by the government. Hence, through the usage of …show more content…
‘The Book Thief’ composed by Markus Zusak has successfully displayed the contextual influences of the Nazi party. It is evident with the dominance of the oppressive government of Hitler, who is control of the lives of everyone, will cause an act of rebellion against him. Zusak has effectively displayed that beauty and brutality co-exist within the protagonist of Liesel and death, revealing the baffling nature of humanity. Markus Zusak effectively conveys the way in which silent rebellion was occurring, even in and amidst the horror of the Holocaust; “She latched onto the closest of books it was blue, and burnt at the edges, but otherwise unhurt.” Through the utilisation of the omniscient narration of Death, as well as the symbolism of the book, Zusak indicates the way in which the Nazi regime coerced conformity of German civilians by destroying any creative or intellectual work, there was always individual who opposed such system, even if they did it silently. Furthermore, with the silent movement of Liesel stealing the book from the pile of burning of thousands of book, which was considered as a threat, it suggest Liesel determination in wanting to gain her some freedom of being able to read. “Beneath her shirt, a book was eating her up.” through the effective of personification, it emphasises the rebellion of Liesel’s act of stealing a book. Even it was brutal in the way the book was burning her

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