Essay on The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

792 Words Apr 28th, 2015 4 Pages
In The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, depicts many distinct themes, but there are two themes that are consistent throughout the book, death and the power of words. The novel has portrayed the advancement of Liesel as a citizen of Germany. In the beginning of the novel, she has an opaque understanding of death and the power of words, while the story progresses she has a much more matured, knowledgeable view of these themes. There is a relationship between Liesel and the characters that can be painted by the relation of death and the power of words; the manifestation of these two themes are superfluous throughout the course of the novel and all leading back to Liesel.
When a spider frames his web he attaches every piece delicately and strategically together to make a secure infrastructure, like this web the author of this novel, Markus Zusak, used death as his web. He brought together every piece into one firm close-knit idea that is the theme of death. Death was consistently a factor, from the passing of her brother, to the demise of her foster parents. The diverse individuals that Liesel met throughout the novel all shared something in familiar with her, death. The familiarity being the people were killed themselves or these people have experienced a tragic loss. Regardless of how it occurs or what was the cause the connection was the outcome; Death. For example, the death of both Ilsa Hermann and Frau Holtzapfel sons or the collapse of everyone on Himmel street.
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