She Should Just Forget Her Analysis

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Dialectical Journal 1 “She should just forget her. Who knows where she is? Who knows what they’ve done to her?” (Zusak. 96) This quote in the book particularly stood out to me because it raised some mixed emotions within me as well as some more questions. Firstly, it makes me feel sympathetic towards Liesel because a girl her age should not have to go through losing her mother and then overhearing her foster parents saying that “she should just forget her” (Zusak. 96). Before reading this section in the book, I thought that Liesel’s mother left her because she could not afford to care for Liesel and her brother and just wanted to give them a better life while she finds a way to make a living for herself. However, after reading this section, …show more content…
Hans says “she asked me” and “I couldn't just say no” When Rosa questions why he allowed Liesel to write to her mother. Although Rosa may come off a bit cruel at first for not wanting a young girl to forget about her mother and not write to her, I think she is just trying to protect Liesel. As seen earlier in the book, Rosa “did love Liesel Meminger. Her way of showing it just happened to be strange” (Zusak. 35) The fact that Rosa is the one who said the quote means that she knows something about Liesel’s mother that she thinks is best is Liesel doesn’t know. She is clearly just trying to protect Liesel in this …show more content…
I feel bad for her as she is just a little kid who does not understand much about the world but yet all these terrible things have been brought upon her, and I believe there is going to be much more she will have to suffer through as the story progresses. I could not imagine going through what Liesel is going through when I was her age. The thought of suffering at home by the loss of your mom and suffering at school by the wrath of the teacher as well as the other students is too much for me. Although being a historical fiction novel read for entertainment, it is important to keep it mind that simlar stories to Liesel’s very likely did happen to other kids living in in those conditions during that time period. Of course living in the society and time period that I live in now, Liesel’s situation is very unlike to impossible to happen but it is important to keep in mind that there are those who live in less unfortunate situations and we could never know what goes on in their lives unless we really put ourselves in their shoes. Despite all that goes on around her, Liesel still seems to find ways to have fun and enjoy her life. This is a valuable lesson as it shows that despite what goes on, we should always be trying to look at things in a positive light and enjoy what we can. Many people I know today live in a better situation the Liesel did however seem to complain about the smallest

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