Liesel Meminger stole The Grave Digger's Handbook when she was leaving the graveyard because she wanted to have something that connected her with the last moments she and her brother had together. Liesel also stole The Shoulder Shrug at the fire and it was one of the books that had been set aside for burning due to its dangerous material. Liesel stole the book and it was significant because the material was opposing Hitler and supported her same feelings towards him at the time because she comes to the realization that Hitler is to blame for her separation from her mother. The mayor's wife witnessed Liesel steal the book and that is also important because if she hadn't, Isla may have never invited Liesel into her library. Liesel steals The
Overall Liesel and Rudy’s relationship is so significant because, in a way, it has us rethink own relationships in retrospect. Through their relationship we learn about our own, and their relationship teaches us to have no regrets in love. Their relationship is special in The Book Thief and it is one thing that remains constant in Liesel’s crazy life after her mom leaves her. Death shows the beauty and brutality of this relationship when he retells Liesel’s wonderful friendship with Rudy, her rude awakening of her love for him, and the strength of both as they divulge secrets to each other. Rudy and Liesel have been through many ups, and few downs in their relationship, but it has affected her for the better because Rudy retaught Liesel how to love.
When Albert first met Joey, he instantly was determined to learn to ride him and teach him to till the fields. It took a few days for Joey to get used to Albert, but eventually Joey got used to Albert and was they became inseparable. About 20 years later in Germany, Liesel Meminger lost her brother at the beginning of The Book Thief right in front of her. At his short funeral service, the young gravedigger in training drops his gravediggers manual, giving the perfect opportunity to steal her first book. Although Liesel can’t read, she stays up all night every night to learn from her foster father. Even though both characters were given a situation they had not learned to do before, they spend all their time to figure how to master the task they were determined to fulfill. Therefore, Liesel and Albert share a lot of similarities throughout their
Liesel and Rudy help get each other through tough times in life. One example was when they shared a piece of candy because they were both emaciated. Rudy found a penny on the concrete and they took it to Frau Diller’s shop
Fellow classmates in Liesel’s class mock her because she didn’t read the passage he was instructed to read. This shows Liesel experiences unhappiness because of her lack of reading and the power of words.
Liesel was only 9 when she is taken to live with the Hubermanns, a foster parent, on Himmel Street in Molching, Germany, in the late 1930s. Liesel’s brother could have made it, but he died during the way here. Liesel arrived with few possessions, but among them is The Grave Digger's Handbook, a book that she had stolen from her brother’s burial place. That begins her first act of thievery. Throughout the book, Liesel steal books from the Nazi book-burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, and from where they can be found.
Liesel Meminger was a very bright girl that didn’t have the resources to flourish. Her mother must hide from the Nazis because she is a communist and sends Liesel ...
The first character trait of Liesel is how she is brave/strong. Liesel faced so many conflicts in her life. Her mother gave her away, she barely knows her father, and her brother died on the way to their foster home as shown when Death says, "Somewhere in all the snow, she could see her broken heart..." (24). This displays Liesel's heartbroken mood. But, she chugs through the difficulties and lives a fulfilling life, even with all the grief. Liesel is also brave/strong because she stands up for what she believes in. This is shown when she stands up to Frau Hermann. Hermann decided to stop Rosa from doing her laundry for money, which causes little Liesel to stand up. She says, "You give me this Saumensch of a book and think it'll make everything
Exposition: Death begins to narrate Liesel’s story as she is sent to her foster parents, Rosa and Hans Hubermann, on Himmel Street in Molching, Germany.
This is where Liesel steals a book from a massive community celebration, where books, and other things, were burned as a form of censorship that went against the Party’s beliefs, which could be anything from cultural, religious or political opposition (Book Burning). “Any materials from such time --newspapers, posters, books, flags-- and any found propaganda of our enemies should be brought forward.” (Page 102) Many great works of Jewish authors and even American authors were burned. The point of the book burnings was to erase any form of non-German knowledge and to only allow ideas that supported the Nazi Party. In the book, Liesel steals a book from the fire, which turns out to be a Jewish book. The was caught for stealing by the mayor 's wife, but was easily forgiven and was even allowed to read books in her private library. If she was caught by someone else, she could have been turned over to the authorities, and she and her family could have been gotten in