Essay On The Book Thief

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Summer Reading I read The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. This book takes place in Nazi Germany and depicts the story of a young girl named Leisels bravery throughout the novel. The three main themes that come across numerous times include the power of words, crime, and mortality. The first major theme presented is the power of words. When Leisel starts learning the alphabet with Hans (location 704 of 6582) she starts to develop a special bond, she later uses words to form a bond with Max (location 2552 of 6582), Ilsa Herman (chapter 24), and Frau Holtzapfel (location 4624 of 6528).These events show how words can make and in some cases break relationships. Later in the book Max writes Leisel a story called The Word Shaker and shows describes how Hitler was able to “hypnotize” the entire country by simply using words (chapter 67).There are multiple times that Leisel reads in the bomb shelter to help keep people from panicking and distract them from what is happening outside. She uses words as an escape for the good of…show more content…
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