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    “The book thief lived to a very old age, far away from Molching and the demise of Himmel Street…. In her final visions, she saw…a long list of lives that merged with hers (Zusak 543).” This is a small excerpt from The Book Thief, which was written by Markus Zusak. It is a World War II story about a young girl and her story; of thieving, of loving, of yelling, and of all that happened through her life. Although there were lots of people, of Himmel Street, who changed, the main person who changed was Liesel Meminger. She is effected by everyone one around her, although her family and close friends changed her the most. For example Hans taught and loved Liesel while the Mayor, basically, had no part in her life. Even though her neighbors and family…

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    Humanity seems as if it was getting ready to fall apart and explode. As if there is no more room for hope. Contrary to what some might believe, this isn’t the case. Markus Zusak, the author of The Book Thief, realizes that humanity is more than a destructive force. Zusak is inspired by humanity 's ability to be hopeful and beautiful in times of devastation and despair. He shows this by showing the reader inspiring moments in a time of hopelessness to prove that there 's still hope for humanity. …

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    of the most devastating events in history. The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak, is an illustration of how dangerous this era was. The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster child who develops a love of books and words after her foster father, Hans Hubermann, teaches her how to read. However, Liesel’s life changes when the family begins to hide a Jew, Max Vandenburg, in their basement. In the middle of such a damaging time, Liesel somehow finds refuge in reading and…

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    From past to present to the inevitable future, we as humans have done terrible things. Things like the Holocaust, countless wars, genocide, sex trafficking, terrorism, and many other events in which people lose faith in the world we live in. Most people will argue the fact that humanity is not beautiful, but ugly for these reasons, but it’s really both: humanity is beautiful because the world is ugly, there are definite relationships between the two opposites. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak…

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    There are many books recalling the devastation of WWII, but none of them recall it from the perspective of death. This is one of the main reasons that make this book so unique and also why I would recommend it to everyone. To begin, Markus Zusak personified “death” by giving it a sense of curiosity and a combination of dark and funny personalities. Who would ever turn down a book that is narrated by death? Many of the books on WWII are all written by the perspectives of the people that lived…

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    Isaiah Irisapen Ms. Reid ENG-1D1-11 10 November 2017 The significance of Mein Kempf in the book thief and why it works to bring safety and joy to the integral characters In the book thief by Markus Zusak the book Mein Kampf inside the book is significant and brings joy to the integral characters throughout the story. Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kempf is an incredibly vast aspect of The Book Thief, both metaphorically and literally. In multiple occasions all throughout the book, Hitler’s infamous…

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    Markus Zusak

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    1. Markus Zusak is a critically acclaimed author, whose books have won many prestigious awards (“Markus Zusak Biography”) for their tremendous literary value. The Book Thief is based upon years of extensive research, personal information, and stories from his parents’ lives. Zusak worked on the book with great intensity over a period of three years, saying, “I wrote, and when I was hitting a wall, I researched. Then I’d write some more” (“The Book Thief 10 Years Later”). His focus on being a…

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    Markus Zusak wrote in his book, The Book Thief, “My heart is so tired” (Zusak. 427). This creates a connection between exhaustion and the character and is one of many examples where Zusak uses figurative language to express his ideas. In the novel, The Book Thief, Markus Zusak uses personification and similes repetitively throughout his writing. His use of these types of figurative language shows comparison and imagery, helps the reader to better understand the plot, and gives the reader a…

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    Symbols In The Book Thief

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    firmly in her fingers.” -Markus Zusak 24. Within the Book Thief the main character, Liesel Meminger, is sent to a new family after her father and brother both die. She moves in with the Hubermanns; in her stay she learns a great sense of compassion, she learns how to read and write, and she also learns how to convey this fortitudinous attitude throughout this historical fiction by Markus Zusak. By using symbolism the author could convey emotions from characters to inanimate objects, and he is…

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    The Book Thief Essay

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    “Here is a small fact - You are going to die” (Zusak 3). So, with these ten small words, begins the reader’s tumultuous relationship with Death, the narrator of Markus Zusak’s novel, “The Book Thief”. In a world where hundreds of pieces of literature have been published in an effort to preserve the memory of Hitler’s Nazi regime and their cruel acts against humanity, “The Book Thief”, with its striking narration, becomes a unique testament to the Holocaust. Death escorts the reader into the…

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