The book thief, however, survived and the boy with hair the color of a lemon returned years later to claim what was his. In the next couple slides we will answer the questions how does maxs life give liesel purpose. Maxs book, the word shaker, describes how liesels words give him strength and have the ability. The book thief download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. They both love to read and write, they are both very curious people, and they have what sophie already pointed out. Part five of the book thief was very interesting to me. Liesel benefits from max because she learns a lot about suffering and he is someone with whom she identifies. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Liesel benefits from max because she learns a lot about. The big discussion topic was whether or not liesel and max got married in. Compare and contrast liesel and max by courtney boyd on prezi. He is a jew in hiding and she is a german girl struggling with the loss of her family, who were communists.
Zusak 161 max on the other hand had to go into hiding not seeing daylight in a long time always with a fear that someone would find him and take him away. In the next couple slides we will answer the questions how does max s life give liesel purpose. Liesel meminger as a girl with a mountain to climb liesel meminger is the main character of the book the book thief. Liesel just found a feather that was trapped on the door hinges of the church, and she rescued it. Max sleeps in liesels bed a few more days, and then returns to the basement. In markus zusaks 2006 novel the book thief, an embodied but inhuman death tells the story of liesel meminger, a book thief who acquires language, forges her own morality, navigates adolescence and befriends max vandenburg, the struggling jewish fistfighter hiding in her basement zusak 302.
The book thief book thief libguides at san antonio public. Get an answer for in the book thief how is the relationship between liesel and rudy like family, lovers, strangers, and enemies. Max and liesel have so many similarities, you could guess they were related. Explore how the novels plot and characters reveal these themes. Unrepentant book thief john charles gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the county. When liesel drops her newly completed memoir, the book thief, after learning that all those she knows and loves on himmel street have died from bomb blasts, death steals the book from a trash truck. Max writes books for liesel about all that she has done for him and about how her words and her tears are able to save him. Inspired by the line the colder he got, the more he melted in the book thief about max vandenburg, and the book thief in general. Liesel back then blocked rudys goal so he threw a snowball in her face. She is in the centre and all of these things revolve around her. At this age, liesel was unfortunately separated from her family, her father and brother died and her mother was most likely brought to a concentration camp.
At the beginning of the story, liesel was nine years old almost ten. The book thief is narrated by death yup, you heard that right who tells us the story of liesel meminger. He reveals his courageousness when hiding max in his basement which is a big risk. He is a jew in hiding and she is a german girl struggling. Its january 1939, and ten year old liesel is traveling by train with her mother and her little brother werner. Max vandenburg is the jewish man who hides in the hubermanns basement. Nov 08, 20 the sentiment is easy to get behind, but most of the rest of the book thief, a youngadult story of german life under nazi rule, adapted from australian writer marus zusaks 2005 international. The book thief part three summary and analysis gradesaver. In the book thief, compare and contrast the lives of liesel and max. Jun 27, 2015 i made this video because i love the friendship between liesel and max in the book thief.
Liesels purpose contrast liesels purpose max liesel comparison max is an inspiration max writes stories for liesel has a friend 247 learned from each other max gives liesel courage liesel relates to max both went through similar life look out for each other shows her the real. Death visits himmel street, but he doesnt take max s struggling soul, and he doesnt see liesel. The book thief liesel and max showing 150 of 50 goodreads. I think that rudy is very stupid to not follow the rules at the time and i wonder why he wasnt punished worse.
Liesel is traumatized by her brothers death, but hans proves to be a calming foster father. The next day the hubermanns keep liesel home from school, and hans leads her to the basement, where he tells her the story of erik vandenburg, and explains who max is, and reminds liesel of her promise the night of the book burning. Max and liesels relationship has grown a lot more during this part of the book. Now, she is reading the whistler rosa and hans make liesel deliver food to max in the basement. The book thief why is rudy and liesels friendship a. This is my fan fiction that tells a story through the letters that liesel and max write to each other while being. I found it interesting to learn more about rudys character and how he is a trouble maker. The book thief essays are academic essays for citation. Liesel and max s relationship was defined by many things, books being one of them. The book thief cliffsnotes study guides book summaries. They both rely on each other for comfort, friendship, and trust as well. Liesel and max the friendship that develops between liesel and max is touching, heartwrenching, and extremely powerful. That night, liesel meminger truly became the book thief. Yet unlike most thieves, who steal for profit, gilkey steals for the love of the books.
For liesels 12th birthday, rosa and hans give her a book, the mud men. Most obviously, both characters are taken in by the hubermann family, hans and rosa. Like liesel, he grew up unafraid to use his fists, and fought regularly with whoever. Still, like i said, for me and it is only my opinion, max and liesel do stay together, but not necessarily in the way some people thinkbut of. The book thief follows the story of a german girl named liesel, who was forced to be taken away from her family at a young age. His father saved hanss life during world war i, and later hans tries to save max s life, which puts the hubermanns lives in great jeopardy. Max asks liesel to cut his hair toward the beginning and they also begin to talk about how they are so similar.
The characters of max and liesel have much in common that makes them wellsuited, even ideal, friends. When max and liesel have a joyful reunion, its almost like the jewish fighter is punching hitler right in the face. She comes home and max thanks her for her presents, and for reading to him. This is another example of stealing and giving the hubermannss kindness is criminal. Another way they are similar is they are close to the same age, liesel being only 8 months younger than rudy. As were both aware, shed stolen books previously, but in late october 1941, it became official. Summary max moves to the basement and continues to feel guilty for leaving his family and for putting hans, rosa, and liesel in danger. But i dont really count walter as a real friend to max because all they did was fight. In the book thief, compare and contrast the lives of. For max, simply surviving is an act of resistance against hitler. As much as i like a happy marriage at the end of a book, i felt their.
The hubermanns protect him from the nazi regime by hiding him in their basement under the staircase with a bed of tarpaulin sheets and a wall of paint cans max was born on. Hans hubermann papa liesels foster father and husband of rosa, hans is a former german soldier during the first world war, accordion player, and painter. In the book thief, compare and contrast the lives of liesel. The story flashes back once again, to tell the history of max vandenburg. The feather could symbolize max, and how hans had rescued him, a feather that was trapped in a tough situation. The characters liesel meminger and rudy stiener are very similar in many ways. Liesel memingermax vandenburg works archive of our own. Without mien kemp, max would have never made it to molching alive, and leisel would have never had the courage to talk to him. When liesel moved to 33 himmelstreet rudy became her next door neighbour. The story of book thief is about liesel meminger and is told by the death, who is haunted by humans. She is 9 years old at the beginning of the story, when after the death of her brother she is taken in by the hubermann family.
He boxes the f u hrer in the basement and is constantly aware of how the f u hrer manipulates the crowd with his words, turning the entire audience on max in his daydreams as well as in reality. Max sleeps in liesel s room, in the empty bed once intended for werner. Finally rosa makes liesel go out and play soccer to take a break. The book thief life during the 1940s was hard for the entire world.
Over the course of the novel, she befriends max, the jew who arrives to hide from the nazis in the hubermanns basement, and falls in love with rudy steiner, her best friend. Get an answer for in the book thief, compare and contrast the lives of liesel and max. The hubermanns protect him from the nazi regime by hiding him in their basement under the staircase with a bed of tarpaulin sheets and a wall of paint. The language the author uses paints a haunting picture of life in germany during hitlers reign and makes the characters human and endearing. Liesel s outside life progresses as it has been she walks with rudy, picks up and delivers the washing, and reads in the mayors library. Liesels purpose contrast liesel s purpose max liesel comparison max is an inspiration max writes stories for liesel has a friend 247 learned from each other max gives liesel courage liesel relates to max both went through similar life look out for each other shows her the real. Hardworking, intelligent even with her inability to read at the beginning of the story, brave, bold character summary. They both have nightmares about their pasts, and they both see hans hubermann and his accordion as a source of safety. She steals this book during the period that max is sick. It was the first time liesel had been branded with her title, and she couldnt hide the fact that she liked it very much. After tragedy strikes her family, liesel is adopted by kindhearted workingclass painter hans hubermann geoffrey rush and his strict but loving wife rose emily watson. The relationship of max and liesel by sharon lu on prezi.
One way they are similar is because they both enjoy some of the same activities, like soccer and stealing. Sep 28, 2010 they both had faught to strangthen relationships. Liesel sits and talks to max, but he keeps sleeping for days. Max and liesel s relationship has grown a lot more during this part of the book. Jan 24, 2014 liesel meminger and identity in the very beginning of the book thief, liesel meminger is faced with a great deal of loss at a very young age.
That afternoon and night liesel reads the dream carrier out loud to him, and nudges him awake when he falls asleep. As germany caused suffering and loss in multiple other countries, the people of germany suffered as well. Max opens his eyes twice but both times falls back into his coma. Jul 15, 20 liesel is traumatized by her brothers death, but hans proves to be a calming foster father. First, in many ways i felt that the book is about liesels different kind of loves for hans, for rosa, for rudy and max, and for books and living in general. Liesel witnessed the death of her younger brother, he was very sick and when the coughing stopped, there was nothing but the nothingness of life20. Perhaps equally obsessive is ken sanders, a lifelong rare book collector and dealer turned amateur detective, who will stop at nothing to catch the thief. Although in this story the friendship is more of rudy in love with liesel, but liesel was also filled with a brotherly love. Once a reluctant soldier during world war i, he is a house painter and accordionist. Liesel character since the beginning of time, people have used bravery to continue fighting in order to overcome the hardest things in life. He feels deeply guilty for leaving his family to save himself, an act he sees as a choice. Part four was not a subtle helping out, though, he provided the ultimate help and in a way sacrifices his life to help max. Jun 08, 2011 i am focusing in this video on liesel and max and their friendship in the book. At that time period, offering mercy to the jews was an act that no one should do.
One of the most enduring stories of our time, the book thief is just a small story really, about, among other things. Misha well, markus zusak stated that liesel didnet marry max but my guess as for how did she end up in australia, is because markus zusak is from australia, and he used that place because he himself knew it very well. Mar 01, 2011 some of the differences about max and liesel are that liesel got away from being treated bad well somewhat. Dec 06, 2010 in the book the book thief, hans shows the most courage though out the story. Her soul, like her papas, sat up when death came for her, and as she went she thought of her three children, her grandchildren, her husband, and the many loved ones from her past, especially. Another book that defined theyre relationship was the standover man. They also share a history of fistfighting and a respect for words. Another way they are similar is they are close to the same age, liesel being only 8. The feather could symbolize max, and how hans had rescued him, a. Nov 22, 20 the book thief, based on the novel by markus zusak, follows the story of adolescent book thief liesel meminger sophie nelisse during the time of nazi germany. Max needs liesel to brighten his life with stories from the outside world and to bring him the energy of youth. His father saved hanss life during world war i, and later hans tries to save maxs life, which puts the hubermanns lives in great jeopardy. In the book thief how is the relationship between liesel. Besides from some obvious differences as gender, nationalities, and age, they also have very different minds.
They talk about their nightmares and begin to hang out more. The death narrates this story, describes main characters and gives us his own opinion about humans. Throughout part four i saw how max and liesel were so much alike and how they slowly become good friends. The character of liesel meminger in the book thief from. In markus zusaks book, the book thief, liesel has to face many obstacles in order to see that she just needs to be brave and keep fighting through the emotional pain. Max, like liesel, comes to the story fresh from experiencing great loss. The lives of liesel and max are similar in that both have been traumatized by loss by the time they meet. In many ways max and liesel are similar they both have. This is my fan fiction that tells a story through the letters that liesel and max write to each other while being apart. Liesel and maxs relationship was defined by many things, books being one of them. The book is about an abandoned child that wants to grow up to be a priest. The similarities and differences of max and liesel the lark. Liesel stole books from a grave digger, a bonfire and the mayors wife, ilsa herman. I am focusing in this video on liesel and max and their friendship in the book.
Liesel meminger and identity the gates of thievery. Because a doctor cant be called, for obvious reasons, liesel resorts to the only remedies she knows. I made this video because i love the friendship between liesel and max in the book thief. Max only had one friend in his life and that was walter. He states that the book thief died only yesterday, that she lived a long life in a place far away from munich and himmel street in a suburb of sydney. Death visits himmel street, but he doesnt take maxs struggling soul, and he doesnt see liesel. Max and liesel max vandenburg and liesel have a lot of similarities in there lifes they both have nightmares about something horrible that happened to them and they still cant heal from that experience. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of the book thief by markus zusak. Maxs book, the word shaker, describes how liesels words give him strength and have the ability to cut down forests of hate. The book thief by mark zusak showcases a friendship of two people named rudy and liesel along with how their friendship had matured over the course of time and how it will continue to evolve. Study 35 terms book thief questions flashcards quizlet. Taking place in wwii, with characters liesel and max from the book thief by markus zusak.
The book thief tiptoes into your life as you read the first few chapters of the book and gently steals your attention it is difficult to put down. Perhaps the reason that these two characters gravitate towards each other is because of their incredible similarities. If you remember, he did describe places in australia specifically, like the exact street or football stadium i dont remember. And then theres max vandenburg, the jewish man hiding from the nazis, who commits an ultimate act of figurative book thievery. Liesel is the book thief referred to in the title because liesel is fascinated by the power of words. They sit in the basement and read books and do crosswords in silence. Despite the danger they know is involved in allowing max to live here they accepted his stay and sacrificed some things for him. She is a little, but very strong girl, who has to suffer too much in her life. We will compare and contrast liesel and max, and we will explain the significence of the story the standover man you could argue. Max and liesel are alike in many ways, one of which is the reoccurrence of nightmares about trauma they experienced in their childhood.400 437 1036 1387 810 208 657 126 1116 4 1426 452 572 605 744 695 928 1417 1167 247 135 177 1489 902 236 152 30 1183 1118 1351 1120 846 902 468 803 815 590