Reflective Essay On The Book Thief

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Loran Rolfe
12.2
2 February 2018
Mrs Klopper
English Reflective essay
Final draft

The Words That Form Us

Book have the ability to change the world. They reflect the very nature of humans desire to learn more, feel more and discover more. As the world heads further and further away from appreciating the power of words and the beauty that is encapsulated by poetry and novels, books have become forgotten and undervalued. It's important to remember that there is beauty in the words, if we look hard enough for them, and that these words are the very tools that shape our minds and epitomize our world.

The importance of books and words is a central idea in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The Book Thief tells a story of a young girl, Liesel Meminger, whose family takes in a Jewish refugee during the Holocaust in Germany. Together, through the novels they read and the stories they write, they begin to uncover the value of words. Liesel showed me that words have the power
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